Reviewed by: Mang Yang
Starring: John Kani, Jan Ellis, Vusi Kunene, David Lee, Liezel van der Merwe, Mpho Lovinga, Marcel van Heerden, Regardt van den Bergh, Gino Mingo, Liezel van der Merwe, Marius Weyers | Directed by: Cristobal Krusen | Produced by: Gary Wheeler | Written by: Cristobal Krusen | Distributor: Crown Video
“Hate was the problem… Forgiveness was the answer”
Final Solution by Cristbal Krusen is about the true story of Gerrit Wolfaardt, a reformed white supremacist who had proposed mass genocide as a solution to South Africa’s racial woes.
This is one of the finest Christian films. It’s powerfully told from the first frame to the last dramatic conclusion. With two Americans at the helms with a group of great South African cast and crew, the story is told through flashbacks from three of its main characters inside a church. What follows is the life of Gerrit Wolfaardt from childhood with his grandfather to his youthful indentification with Mein Kampf by Hitler, and then his ultimate transformation on a night that was to be one of his assignment as a killer.
It is a story about hate and reconciliation. He comes to believe that black Africans have no souls, and that it pleases God for white people to wipe them out. Aside from the film, the real Gerrit Wolfaardt returns to the black communities in South Africa and washed their feet and asked for forgiveness.
I bought the movie on DVD on an impulse from a local Christian bookstore and was riveted by the strong production value of the movie. There were no profanity but strong scenes of civil violence; fleeting strong language; racist misuse of religion depicted and debunked. No sex or nudity.
I highly recommended “Final Solution” for teen to adult. This film is a rare gem on a contemporary subject. We need a film that truly shows the truth in the Bible just as it was shown in the film—where God proclaim his stands in race issue. A wonderful film not to be missed.
Violence: Heavy | Profanity: None | Sex/Nudity: None
Official Web site: FinalSolution-themovie.com
Also see our review of the documentary about Mr. Wolfaardt’s story: “From One Blood: The Story of Gerrit Wolfaardt”