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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
Unmissable 5 Stars
Excellent 4 Stars
Good 3 Stars
Poor 2 Stars
Tragic 1 Star

FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Thomas Jane
Ashley Taylor
David O'Hara
Dexter Fletcher
Deborah Kara Unger
Directors
Bronwen Hughes
Screenwriters
Bima Stagg
Running Time
112 minutes

Stander
Thomas Janes's tour-de-force character study


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Plot
South Africa, the 1970s. Andre Stander, a white police detective, asks to be excused from riot duty after shooting a black demonstrator. Alienated and guilt-ridden, he embarks on a bank-robbing spree. Caught by his former colleagues, he escapes from prison and forms an outlaw gang.


Verdict
An unusual crime/social history document, carried off well — with a star turn that shifts Jane up a notch or two.


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