Escape from Pretoria (March 6, 2020) Cert 12, 101 mins. Ari Mattes is a lecturer in Communications and Media at the University of Notre Dame Australia.
He is arrested as a terrorist and incarcerated in the maximum-security Pretoria prison.
An example of yesterday's history still possessing relevance for today.. Daniel Radcliffe . See all photos. Jenkins was not going to help the cause by sitting in prison, and he set about planning an escape. Inside, they meet fellow activists Denis Goldberg (Ian Hart) and Leonard Fontaine (Mark Leonard Winter) and together they plot their escape, because some birds aren't meant to be caged. Photos . His fellow escapees are solid, especially Australian Mark Leonard Winter as Leonard Fontaine. Escape from Pretoria is now available in Australia through video on demand services.
This fascinating thriller charts how these two men – along with fellow prisoner Leonard Fontaine (Mark Leonard Winter) – escape from South Africa’s most notorious prison. Unsurprisingly, when he learns that Jenkin and Lee are planning to escape, he decides to join them. Daniel Radcliffe and Daniel Webber star as members of the uprising who are sent to Pretoria prison for setting off fire bombs during a protest.
Belonging to a well-established genre but one not much in vogue in recent times, Escape from Pretoria is a film that tells the story of a real-life prison escape. Based on the book by former political prisoner Tim Jenkin, Escape from Pretoria is an intermittently engaging jailbreak tale set in South Africa’s apartheid regime in the 1970s, as well as further evidence of Daniel Radcliffe’s determination to run as far as possible in the opposite direction from his past life as Harry Potter. Escape from Pretoria . Contact Info View agent, publicist, legal on IMDbPro Filmography. The biggest emotional impact in the early scenes comes when we learn that fellow prisoner Leonard Fontaine (Mark Leonard Winter) is permitted to see his young son for only half an hour a year, with the constant threat that eve that ‘privilege’ will be taken away.
Incarcerated in Pretoria’s maximum security prison, Jenkin, Lee and fellow inmate Leonard Fontaine (Mark Leonard Winter) escaped after months of meticulous surveillance and ingenuity before authorities were able to strengthen the prison’s security defences. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons licence.
It happened in 1979 when Tim Jenkin and two fellow prisoners broke out of Pretoria Central Prison. [ READ MORE: New Release Review - True History of the Kelly Gang] After making his name playing arguably the most famous wizard of all time, Radcliffe’s film choices have hardly been predictable. South African Tim Jenkins’ (Daniel Radcliffe) sentence of 12 years in Pretoria’s maximum-security prison has to be seen as a warning to other white people repulsed by apartheid. White, middle-class, prep school and university educated.