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Invictus
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7.3 IMDB rating

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Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman
Nelson Mandela
Matt Damon Matt Damon
Francois Pienaar
Tony Kgoroge Tony Kgoroge
Jason Tshabalala
Patrick Mofokeng Patrick Mofokeng
Linga Moonsamy
Matt Stern Matt Stern
Hendrick Booyens
Julian Lewis Jones Julian Lewis Jones
Etienne Feyder
Adjoa Andoh Adjoa Andoh
Brenda Mazibuko


Written by
Anthony Peckham Anthony Peckham
(screenplay)
John Carlin John Carlin


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Compelling, emotional viewing

10 years, 3 months ago at Feb 21 8:07
3 votes
"Brothers and sisters, this is the time to build our nation!"

At one point during the production of Invictus, Clint Eastwood reached the age of 79. Not that this bothers him, though, as he still shows no signs of stopping. Throughout his autumnal years, the legendary filmmaker has dealt with various themes and genres; ostensibly keen to try anything, and as a result usually achievin... read more

Meh

10 years, 4 months ago at Jan 24 13:00
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Invictus is set during the time when Nelson Mandela became President and has an interesting idea to reunite whites and black in a post-apartheid South Africa - encourage the rugby team to win the 1994 World Cup.

The problem I have with Invictus is that it can't quite decide whether it is a film about rugby or Nelson Mandela. The acting is decent and the directing is fine but the mov... read more

Uninspired Borefest.

5 years, 4 months ago at Jan 31 4:28
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So, there's this concept that i'd like to call "being overally Hollywood", which is basically, a person people like to put on a pedestal, so, no matter what he write/direct/produce/create, people would go all the way to support him even if the final product is dissatisfying. the person in hand is Clint Eastwood. now, there is no doubt that Clint Eastwood is a talented, respectable director, but no... read more
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Description: From director Clint Eastwood, “Invictus” tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) joined forces with the captain of South Africa’s rugby team, Francois Pienaar (Matt Damon), to help unite their country. Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa’s underdog rugby team as they make an unlikely run to the 1995 World Cup Championship match. Film Website [Link removed - login to see] ... (more)
Release date: 11 December 2009
Tags: Drama (24), Biography (16), Rugby (15), 2009 (14), South Africa (11), Sport (11), Nelson Mandela (9), History (8), Racism (8), 2000s (7), Sports (6), Apartheid (6), (6), True Story (5), Poem (5), Based On A True Story (4), 1990s (4), World Cup (4), Biographical (3), Based On Historical Events (3)
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" Matt Damon François Pienaar Jacobus Francois Pienaar (born 2 January 1967) is a retired South African rugby union player. He played flanker for South Africa (the Springboks) from 1993 until 1996, winning 29 international caps, all of them as captain. He is best known for leading South Africa to victory in the 1995 Rugby World Cup. After being dropped from the Springbok team in 1996, Pienaar went on to a career with English club Saracens.(Wikipedia)"


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" TITLE OF WRITTEN WORK: Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation PUBLISHED FORMAT: novel AUTHOR/CREATOR: John Carlin ORIGINAL PUBLICATION YEAR: 2008 HAVE I READ: No NOTES: N/A "


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