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Adelaide transformed into apartheid-era Cape Town for Daniel Radcliffe’s movie Escape From Pretoria

The movie is based on the true story of two white South Africans, Tim Jenkin and Stephen Lee, who were jailed in 1978 for producing and distributing anti-apartheid messages in support of the African National Congress.

Adelaide’s Pirie St has been transformed into 1978 Cape Town for the production of the movie Escape From Pretoria, starring Daniel Radcliffe.

The set resembles 1970s apartheid-era Cape Town, with shop fronts donning signs in Afrikaans.

1970s magazines, coin-operated parking meters, and a litany of popular cars from the era, complete with Cape Town number plates, including Minis, Volkswagen Beetles, Citroens and Mercedes Benz are also seen on set.

The movie is based on the true story of two white South Africans, Tim Jenkin and Stephen Lee, who were jailed in 1978 for producing and distributing anti-apartheid messages in support of the African National Congress.

Daniel Radcliffe plays the role of Tim Jenkin, who breaks out of the brutal Robben Island Prison.

British-Australian Daniel Webber, plays fellow anti-apartheid activist Stephen Lee.

The film is being directed by Francis Annan.

More: abc

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