Escape from Pretoria


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Escape from Pretoria is a gripping thriller that tells the true-life story of political prisoners Jenkin (Daniel Radcliffe) and Stephen Lee (Daniel Webber), two white South Africans who, along with other prisoners, hatched a plot to break out of Pretoria Central Prison in 1979 after being imprisoned on charges of "producing and distributing 18 different pamphlets on behalf of banned organisations" (including the African National Congress) during the apartheid era in South Africa.

Director: Francis Annan

Writers: Francis Annan, LH Adams, screenplay based on the 2003 book Inside Out: Escape from Pretoria Prison by Tim Jenkin, one of the escapees.

Actors: Daniel Radcliffe, Daniel Webber, Ian Hart, Mark Leonard Winter, Nathan Page

Running time

1h 46 min


Under 12 Not Allowed

Production Company

Arclight Films


Estonian Theatrical Distribution OÜ

Running time: 1h 46 min

Rating: Under 12 Not Allowed

Production Company: Arclight Films

Studio: Estonian Theatrical Distribution OÜ



Genres: Thriller