Based on a novella by Stephen King, this film tries to explore the question of why people do the things they do, specifically, why are people able to do bad things like commit genocide. The question is explored through the eyes of a high school pupil, who discovers and blackmails an ex-nazi into telling him about his experiences as a guard in a World War II concentration camp. These tales affect the boy in ways he did not expect. Then things go wrong and life gets more complicated. The boy discovers his own capacity for evil...
111 minutes, No persons under 13 (Violence)
Where's it showing?
Brad Renfro, Ian McKellan, Joshua Jackson, Mickey Cottrell
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound|
|Produced by||TriStar Pictures, Canal+ Droits Audiovisuels, Bad Hat Harry Productions, Happy Ending Productions, JD Productions, Apt Pupil Productions, Paramount Pictures, Phoenix Pictures |
|South African Media|
|The MoviesiteIan Douglas||10|
|Cape ArgusBianca Coleman||10|
|Cape TimesWilhelm Snyman||1|
|Sunday TimesBarry Ronge||10|
|TV3 ScreenplayBarry Ronge||16|
|eye Weekly (Canada)Alex Patterson||15|
|Box Office (USA)Lisa Osborne||13|
|Rough Cuth (USA)Graham Verdon||7|
|Film Review (UK)Matthew Hastings||10|
|Average .. 55%||11|
|Robert Haynes ||18|
|Average .. 90%||18|
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