Based on Jenkin’s autobiography “Inside Out: Escape From Pretoria Prison.” The real-life prison break of two political captives, Escape From Pretoria is a race-against-time thriller set in the tumultuous apartheid days of South Africa.
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Escape From Pretoria is the true story of Tim Jenkin (Daniel Radcliffe) and Stephen Lee (Daniel Webber), young, white South Africans branded “terrorists”, and imprisoned in 1978 for working covert operations for Nelson Mandela’s banned ANC. Incarcerated in Pretoria Maximum Security Prison, they decide to send the apartheid regime a clear message and escape!
With breath-taking ingenuity, meticulous surveillance, and wooden keys crafted for 10 steel doors, they make a bid for freedom…Beyond a thrilling will-they-won’t they-escape, this is the story of an oppressed majority’s struggle and two ordinary men who stood up to be counted in the pursuit of equality for all.
Who’s behind Escape From Pretoria Movie?
Francis Annan is Directed by and Produced by David Barron, Mark Blaney, Jackie Sheppard.Screenwriters: Francis Annan & LH Adams
Production Companies: Footprint Features & The Works and Company Momentum Pictures