When it comes to Apartheid and political prisoners, Nelson Mandela is the name that comes to mind. In Escape From Pretoria, Daniel Radcliffe may have escaped his Harry Potter persona.
His latest film is based around the memoirs of Tim Jenkins,Inside Out: Escape From Pretoria Prison. He was one White ANC (African National Congress), incarcerated in South Africa’s most notorious prison. For promoting anti-apartheid propaganda along with Stephen Lee and Denis Goldberg. The film is based around
If enjoyed the likes of Escape from Alcatraz and Papillon, alongside anti-apartheid films, great chance you’ll enjoy this one. This looks tense, one wit and ingenuity as we watch Jenkins and the other men attempt to escape.
Forty years since his escape, 11th December 2019, Signature Entertainment have released the film’s UK Trailer. This is his story…
Daniel Radcliffe stars as Tim Jenkins – a real life ANC activist who was imprisoned in Africa’s maximum security prison Pretoria in the 1970’s during the Apartheid. Along with two imprisoned fellow freedom fighters, played by Daniel Webber and Mark Leonard Winter, Tim escaped on 11th December 1970 using hand-made wooden keys which he crafted whilst incarcerated.
The film also stars Daniel Webber, Mark Leonard Winter, Ian Hart, and Stephen Hunter. Also directed by Francis Annan.
Escape from Pretoria will be hitting the big screen on March 6, 2020.