This is the untold story behind History, a well-kept secret behind the world-wide icon: Nelson Mandela's release was a Plot for Peace. For the first time, heads of state, generals, diplomats, master spies and anti-apartheid fighters reveal how Africa's front line states helped end apartheid. Their improbable key to Mandela's prison cell was a mysterious French businessman, dubbed "Monsieur Jacques" in classified correspondence. His trade secret was trust.
Thabo Mbeki....Former President, South Africa
Neels Van Tonder....Head of Military Intelligence, South Africa (as General Van Tonder)
Jacinto Veloso....Minister of Security and Cooperation, Mozambique
rest of cast listed alphabetically
Odile Biyidi....President of Survie [NGO], France
Pik Botha....Minister of Foreign Affairs, South Africa (as Roelof 'Pik' Botha)
Joaquim Chissano....Former President, Mozanbique
Chester Crocker....Assistant Secretary of State, USA
Wynand du Toit....Special Forces, South Africa (as Captain Wynand du Toit)
Rusty Evans....Director-General of Foreign Affairs, South Africa (as Leo 'Rusty' Evans)
Michael Ledeen....National Security Council, USA
Nelson Mandela....Himself (archive footage)
Jean-Christophe Mitterrand....Presidential Advisor for African Affairs, France
Jean-Yves Ollivier....Mysterious Frenchman, aka 'Monsieur Jacques'
Matthews Phosa....ANC activist, South Africa (as Mathews Phosa)
Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database.