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Invictus

Biography Drama History Sport


 

To unite South Africa, Nelson Mandela enlists the national rugby team to win the Rugby World Cup.

"Invictus" is a charming true story that strikes a seamless balance between politics and sport. The director delivers a meticulously sincere picture that not only presents a truly 'human' portrait of Mandela, but also a remarkable achievement by the Springboks. Stunning cinematography provides the perfect backdrop to sporting sequences that dazzlingly capture the tension and brute force of bone-crunching rugby action. Above all, the performance of the lead is nothing short of brilliant as he so effortlessly embodies and personifies the dignity and wisdom of one of history's greatest men.

Andrew O'Dea

Wide Release 21st January 2010
134 mins