Escape from Pretoria

Escape from Pretoria

  • Director: Francis Annan
  • Writer: Francis Annan,L.H. Adams,Tim Jenkin
  • Countries of origin: United Kingdom, Australia, United States, South Afric
  • Language: English, French
  • Release date: March 6, 2020
  • Aspect ratio: 2.39 : 1
  • Also known as: Phi Vụ Đào Tẩu
  • "Escape from Pretoria" is a thriller drama directed by Francis Annan, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Ian Hart , Daniel Weber and others. It will be released in the UK on March 6, 2020.
    The film is adapted from real events. It tells the story of Tim Jenkin, a white South African who participated in the secret anti-apartheid operation of the African People's Congress, was regarded as a terrorist and went to jail, and planned to escape.


    • Release date March 6, 2020
    • Filming locations Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    • Production companies Footprint Films, Beagle Pug Films, MEP Capital

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    • By Jazmyn 2022-12-02 12:02:51

      escape from Pretoria

      The film itself is not bad, but everyone said that it is a very tense and exciting thriller. As a result, I was nervous and stimulated, and I expressed some disappointment. Not to mention thrillers. But after all, it is an adaptation of real events and has a beautiful idea of ​​racial equality, so it is still worth watching. These inmates in the prison are being held for the struggle for racial equality. In order to regain their freedom, the above three started a long and slow journey of...

    • By Jess 2022-12-01 13:21:19

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    • By Fabian 2022-12-01 08:34:14

      Adapted from real events, basically in line with historical facts

      This is an adaptation of a true event. If you want to know more, you can watch the National Geographic documentary "Prison Break" Season 2 "Freedom Fighter" (can be watched online at station B)

      The historical reduction degree can reach 80%. Don't compare it with "The Shawshank Redemption". The screenwriters of films adapted from historical events have limited creative space.

      It's a pity that the acting skills of several leading actors are not satisfactory, and their expressions...

    • By Brenda 2022-11-30 16:30:49

      Wooden key---the key to open the prison door

      A very exciting prison escape movie, comparable to the "prison escape" American TV series. In the nearly 2 hours of plot, there was no moment of peeing. From the beginning of the planned escape, to copy 39 prison keys little by little, it lasted 404 days, and finally successfully escaped. Daniel's performance is really brilliant. Countless attempts, time and time to save the danger. The weight of the water cup, the wood stuck in the keyhole, the key model in the...

    • By Rylan 2022-11-30 16:17:22

      key - hope

      There are many movies and TV dramas about prison escape, and the ways of escape are also strange. Big Brother "The Shawshank Redemption", Andy has dug a tunnel for nearly 20 years; "Babylon" uses the law of the tide to directly build a raft and throw it into the sea. The waves drifted to the shore... If it wasn't for the line "The following is based on a true story" at the beginning of the movie, I wouldn't have thought that someone would directly make a key out of a wooden block in prison...

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    • By Retha 2022-11-20 15:00:43

      This jailbreak level is too basic. Almost all the film is creating keys, and the process of key testing takes up most of the space. During this period, a lot of breath-holding atmosphere was added. The final jailbreak practice heightened this atmosphere to the highest level, but I thought about it later. But it was a plan that could be realized in that era, and it’s hard to make a single step with the eyes of the modern...

    • By Mallory 2022-11-11 23:35:26

      In general, I don't feel that I can achieve the kind of empathy that is tense and angry with the characters, and a few clips are okay. In the characterization of the characters, at least in the process of escape, the characteristics of the characters were not shown. The whole process seemed a little too...

    • By Madonna 2022-11-10 22:53:35

      The atmosphere is very good, and learning a craft can save lives at a critical moment. A real jailbreak is always incomparable to a...

    • By Domenica 2022-11-01 07:00:29

      Prison escape doesn't have to be a hole in the wall. It is also a good idea to make a key. It is this wooden key that carries the ideal of the two young people calling for the abolition of apartheid. The film "Escape from Pretoria" is based on true events and is set in the 1970s, when South Africa was undergoing apartheid. The inhumane color discrimination makes the situation of black people more unbearable, humiliated and persecuted. Prison break themes have always been my favorite, and I...

    • By Vincenza 2022-10-30 11:39:52

      The plot of this prison escape film is really thin. It is so thin that three people can complete the escape by making dozens of keys. But the highlight is that it takes such a thin plot to the extreme, without any muddling, and has a particularly good grasp of the rhythm. It makes the audience feel nervous. But in fact, if you look carefully, you will find it a bit funny and exaggerated. It's because of that era. If it is the era of ubiquitous surveillance, it is basically impossible to escape...

    Movie quotes

    • Denis Goldberg: Don't run away, stay and fight!

      Tim Jenkin: [holds up a key] This is how we fight!