= main character or one of the main characters / = secondary part /= mini-appearance


Silverton Siege

This is about the "price of freedom". Set in 1980, the MK freedom fighters Calvin, Terra and Aldo had planned to sabotage an oil depot in Pretoria, not knowing that the plan has already been leaked to the police in person of Captain Langerman, who tries to ambush them. Chased by the police, the trio ends up in a bank, where they take the employees and customers hostage. While Langerman tries to solve the situation with as less civilian casualties and as smoothly as possible, a brigadier from the National Guard rolls in with military force. The trapped MK - fighters soon realize that their lives are worth nothing, and plan to bargain for the release of Nelson Mandela in exchange for the hostages (and the bank's money). However, all attemps of finding any solution are thwarted by the brigadier, who does not even see the black people as "humans". Their sacrifice becomes the starting point of the "Free Mandela - Movement".

 

 

 

 

Movie rating:

A great and intense movie, amazing filming and script. All characters are believable and very well portrayed, especially Calvin from the MK - fighters. The use of all the different languages (or rather, language barrieres, in that case) gives an additional bonus, even though one needs subtitles. Two of the best scenes: the conversation of Calvin and Langerman through the mail slid - as if through a prison door; and the conversation between Calvin and the albino girl.

Rating for Arnold:

Awesome performance for this character. We see the transformation from a police captain on the hunt for the state enemy to someone who realizes that his opponents fight for justice, and that the "price of freedom is everything".

With "Griekwastad" 2020 finally a movie where he can show his talent.

On the set in Pretoria

Interview in "The Citizen" from April 28th, 2022, by Hein Kaiser:

 

Condor's Nest

A decade after the fall of Nazi Germany, an American aviator travels across South America in search of war criminals and encounters more than he bargained for.