Release date7 August 2004 (2004-08-07) (Switzerland) CastArnold Vosloo (Tertius Coetzee), Zane Meas (Hendrik Grootboom), Denise Newman (Magda Grootboom), Quanita Adams (Sannie Grootboom), Christo Davids (Ernest Grootboom) Similar moviesCircles in a Forest (1990), Final Solution (2001), Drum (2004), Red Dust (2004), Lionel Newton appears in Forgiveness and In My Country
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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.
Arnold Vosloo as Tertius Coetzee
Quanita Adams as Sannie Grootboom
Christo Davids as Ernest Grootboom
Zane Meas as Hendrik Grootboom
Forgiveness has won awards at both the Locarno International Film Festival and the Cape Town International Film Festival.