Friday, 5 February 2010

Nelson Mandela

Maybe you have seen the film "Invictus". The film tells the story of how Nelson Mandela used the World Cup of Rugby to unite the people of South Africa. A very well told story with Clint Eastwood showing why he is one of the best directors in Hollywood. Morgan Freeman does a good job as Mandela and Matt Damon, who plays Francois Pienaar, captain of the national rugby team, delivers an emotional and believable performance that really draws you into what was taking place during the conflict between the whites and blacks of their nation. The South African cities and landscapes are beautifully shot and the scenes during the rugby matches place you in the action. An uplifting film that leayou with a sense of hope and belief that we still have a chance for mankind to come together before it is too late.
In case you want to know more about Nelson Mandela, here you are a very interesting link.

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