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THE OTHER MAN zooms in on the enigma that is Frederik Willem de Klerk, the former president of the South African apartheid regime. A long-time, enthusiastic supporter of apartheid and its concomitant human rights violations, de Klerk made a complete U-turn to mediate the release of Nelson Mandela, and become vice president in Mandela's first government.
Through interviews with high-level key figures and de Klerk himself, the film carefully and clearly reconstructs the complex chain of events that took place in the early 1990s in South Africa.
Did de Klerk sense the zeitgeist and respond to it pragmatically, or was he a visionary who prevented a civil war by, for example, choosing exactly the right moment to allow Mandela to appear on TV? THE OTHER MAN analyses the evidence, and asks us to Klerk’s role in history.