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In My Country

That, after decades of apartheid, the repressive government of South Africa bloodlessly changed hands from Prime Minister F.W. de Klerk to President Nelson Mandela is nothing short of a miracle. Director John Boorman (Deliverance, Hope and Glory, The General) tries to explore this period, which resulted in the creation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, another peaceful miracle that allowed wounds from past atrocities to heal without violent repercussions. The aim is noble, but the script is too black and white (so to speak) and oddly distracted. Samuel L. Jackson plays a skeptical Washington Post reporter and Juliette Binoche plays a liberal white Afrikaaner working for the South African Broadcasting Company. The fact that their adulterous love affair tries to take front and center only trivializes this heavy subject. 104 minutes R.