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Invictus

(2009)

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Invictus

Plot

Based on the John Carlin book Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game that Made a Nation. The movie relives the end of South African apartheid with a focus on the 1995 Rugby World Cup hosted in South Africa.

The Springboks, South Africa's white rugby team, are inspired to unite a nation divided by racial prejudice. Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) hopes that Francois Pienaar (Matt Damon) can lead his team to an improbable victory. Before the final game of the tournament, the Springboks visit Robben Island, site of Nelson Mandela's 27 year imprisonment.


Trivia
  • Released December 11, 2009.
  • Invictus means "undefeated" or "unconquered" in latin.
  • Morgan Freeman (Best Actor) and Matt Damon (Best Supporting Actor) earned Academy Award nominations for their roles.

Cast
Nelson Mandela
Francois Pienaar
Etienne Feyder
Brenda Mazibuko
Linga Moonsamy
Chester Williams
Joel Stransky
Mary
Nerine Winter
Hendrick Booyens
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Morgan Freeman
Matt Damon
Julian Lewis Jones
Adjoa Andoh
Patrick Mofokeng
McNiel Hendriks
Scott Eastwood
Leleti Khumalo
Marguerite Wheatley
Matt Stern

Credits
Producer
Director
Screenplay
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Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
Anthony Peckham


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