Windprints is one of Sean Bean's early films and a difficult film to find since it is not (yet) available on DVD.
U.S. Cable Channel Starz will be showing the film in October on their Starz in Black channel. I don't know if Starz is available in other countries, so check your cable provider. The film will air on October 6, 10, and 22. Check on link below for times:
Back in 2010 I posted a mini-review of the film, and I'm revisiting it here:
"Windprints" (The Killing Wind) 1991 - is a politically charged mystery that took a snapshot in time of the political realities of apartheid in South Africa and Namibia. The film was written and directed by South African director David Wicht. This film is unique because the political story is told through the story of mysterious Nhadiep (Lesley Fong), who may or may not be terrorizing white farmers, and his own people, the Nama. This film is almost impossible to find since it’s not out on DVD and the video is difficult to find. I was lucky to finally see it a couple of years ago when one of the US cable channels showed the film for a few weeks.
Sean plays Afrikaner Anton van Heerden, camera man and journalist conflicted about his role in fighting the injustices in his country. He joins jaded veteran British journalist Charles (John Hurt) to cover the story. I believe the plot was based on a real story, and the mystery and the characters’ lives end in a rather unresolved way, just like real life. Sean’s character, Anton, is the conscience of this film, and he proves his ability to transform himself in a role, South African accent and all.
If you want to read my original post, including a review of another early Sean Bean film, "Stormy Monday", go to the link below:
If you've seen "Windprints" or any of Sean Bean's early films, would love your comments :)