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13th January 2011


Director: Clint Eastwood

USA, 2009

Run Time: 134 minutes, Certificate: 12A,
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Language: English, Afrikaans, Maori (song lyrics), Zulu (song lyrics), Xhosa (song lyrics), Sotho (song lyrics)


Clint Eastwood directs this drama based on events that took place during the first term of Nelson Mandela's presidency of South Africa. In an effort to help unite his racially and economically divided country in the wake of the apartheid system, the newly-elected Mandela (Morgan Freeman) joins forces with Francois Pienaar (Matt Damon), captain of South Africa's rugby team The Springboks. Convinced that he can use the universal language of sport to help bring his people together, Mandela rallies the team as it makes its historic run to the 1995 Rugby World Cup Championship final against New Zealand.

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