Sharply-told docudrama about the secret talks that bring about the end of apartheid in South Africa. In 1985, the segregationist government of President P.W. Botha is about to collapse and Nelson Mandela is in the final days of his prison term. But money is really the ruler as Michael Young (Miller), the chairman of the British mining company Consolidated Goldfields, initiates dialogues between white Afrikaner leaders and the African National Congress. Young arranges a series of discussions at an English estate (far from the violence) between ANC leader Thabo Mbeki (Ejifor) and Afrikaner professor Willie Esterhuyse (Hurt), who's being encouraged by Neil Barnard (Strong), the head of the National Intelligence Service. Meanwhile, Barnard himself is privately negotiating with Mandela (Peters). Based on the book "The Fall of Apartheid" by Robert Harvey.