Invictus His people needed a leader. He gave them a champion.

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2009 | PG-13 | Drama

The film tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa's rugby team to help unite their country. Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation ... more

In Movie Theaters U.S.

Friday, December 11, 2009 in 2,125 theaters

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

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DIRECTOR

Clint Eastwood

Screenwriter

Anthony Peckham

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Rating MPAA

PG-13 for brief strong language

Storyline

The film tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa's rugby team 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.

Trivia & Production Notes

  • Based on the upcoming book, "The Human Factor: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Changed the World," by John Carlin.
Also Known As
  • Untitled Clint Eastwood Project
  • Long Walk to Freedom
  • Playing the Enemy
  • The Human Factor

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