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Date: 2009
Type: Drama / Sport
Rating: 4 Stars 4/5
Colour: Yes
Director: Clint Eastwood
Producer: Clint Eastwood

In the run run up to the 1995 rugby world cup Nelson Mandela enlists the help of the Spingbox national rugby team to help unite the nation of South Africa. Director Clint Eastwood does a good job of mixing rugby action and the behind the scenes drama of Nelson Mandela and captain Francois Pienaar. The film centers around the performance of Morgan Freeman as the charasmatic Nelson Mandela with very good support from Matt Damon as a convincing captain of the South African rugy team.


Morgan FreemanMorgan Freeman
Matt DamonMatt Damon
Penny DowniePenny Downie


Nomination - Best Actor - Morgan Freeman
Nomination - Best Supporting Actor - Matt Damon