Forgiveness (2004 film)

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Forgiveness movie poster.jpg
The movie poster.
Directed by Ian Gabriel
Produced by Cindy Gabriel
Written by Greg Latter
Starring Arnold Vosloo
Music by Philip Miller
Cinematography Giulio Biccari
Edited by Ronelle Loots
Distributed by California Newsreel
Release date
  • 7 August 2004 (2004-08-07) (Switzerland)
Running time
92 min.
Country South Africa
Language English/Afrikaans

Forgiveness is a 2004 South African drama film dealing with the effects of the apartheid system and the difficulty of reconciliation. It was directed by Ian Gabriel and stars Arnold Vosloo, Zane Meas, Quanita Adams and Denise Newman.


Tertius Coetzee, a young South African Police constable during apartheid, is granted amnesty by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission for torturing and killing a Coloured ANC activist. Haunted by his brutal past, Coetzee travels to a West Coast fishing village to find the man's family and eventually ask their forgiveness.



Forgiveness has won awards at both the Locarno International Film Festival and the Cape Town International Film Festival.

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