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Escape from Pretoria

Escape from Pretoria is a 2020 thriller film co-written and directed by Francis Annan, based on the real-life prison escape by three political prisoners in South Africa in 1979, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Daniel Webber. It is based on the 2003 book Inside Out: Escape from Pretoria Prison by Tim Jenkin, one of the escapees.

Plot

Based on a book by one of the escapees, Jenkin, Inside Out: Escape from Pretoria Prison, the film tells the true-life story of political prisoners Tim Jenkin (played by Radcliffe) and Stephen Lee (played by 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 ANC) during the apartheid era in South Africa.