The Leader, His Driver and the Driver's Wife (1991)

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    United Kingdom

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    Non Fiction


A "comic documentary" which recounts what happens when the filmmaker Nicholas Broomfield tries to make a film in South Africa about the neo-Nazi Afrikaner Resistance Movement and its leader Eugene Terreblanche. Broomfield and his team spent over five weeks in Ventersdorp, an "unreconstructed apartheid town, quite untouched by de Klerk's `new South Africa' reforms", trying to get an interview with "the Leader", mainly by getting in with his driver, JP, and the driver's wife, Anita.

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