Escape from Pretoria

UK TBC Certificate
In cinemas
March 6, 2020
Buy it from
March 6, 2020
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Runtime
tbc mins
Genre
Drama, Thriller
Language
English
From Signature Entertainment

Daniel Radcliffe stars as Tim Jenkin, a real-life ANC activist who was branded a terrorist – and imprisoned - in Africa’s maximum-security Pretoria prison in the late 1970’s during Apartheid. Along with two fellow freedom fighters, played by Daniel Webber and Mark Leonard Winter Tim made a complex and daring escape 18 months into his incarceration using handcrafted wooden keys. The ingenious escape attempt happened 40 years ago on 11th December 1979.

Last updated
December 12, 2019

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