Invictus (2010 - English)
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“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.
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When movie legends, Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman get together to make a movie on a living legend, Nelson Mandela, the end-product is nothing less than brilliant. Clint Eastwood has made some brilliant movies and it's just amazing, that even at this age, he manages to come out with such inspiring, soul stirring movies. The movie is based on journalist John Carlin's "Playing the Enemy," an excellent book on Mandela using sport to bring a country together. This is much a tribute to the man, as a review of the movie. The movie set in early 1990's is set in the context ...» Read full review
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In the extra time, after the first score, people ask how much time is left and twice it's mentioned only seven minutes. Yet when they show the scoreboard with 12-9 score, it reads 11mins into extra time. It should have been 13 mins.
In the movie, it's shown, that Nelson Mandela gives to national rugby team captain Francois Pienaar the poem Invictus by William Ernest Henley. In reality, Mandela gave Pienaar with an extract from Theodore Roosevelt's "The Man In The Arena" speech from 1910.
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