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Invictus

PG-13| 2 hr. 14 min.

Plot Summary
Following the fall of apartheid, newly elected President Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) faces a South Africa that is racially and economically divided. Believing he can unite his countrymen through the universal language of sport, Mandela joins forces with Francois Pienaar (Matt Damon), captain of the rugby team, to rally South Africans behind a bid for the 1995 World Cup Championship.

Cast: Morgan Freeman , Matt Damon , Tony Kgoroge , Patrick Mofokeng , Matt Stern , Julian Lewis Jones , Adjoa Andoh , Marguerite Wheatley

Director: Clint Eastwood

Genres: Drama, Biography

Distributor: Warner Bros.

Invictus (2009)

Release Date: December 11th, 2009|2 hr. 14 min.

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  • Eastwood's modest approach to these momentous events shames the usual Hollywood showboating. In a rare achievement, he's made a film that truly is good for the soul. show more

  • It's never less than worthy and entertaining, but the importance of Invictus doesn't broaden as it goes along. It narrows. show more

  • Invictus, which is Latin for "unconquered," gives the poem several meanings in the context of the film. It also applies to Eastwood, who, as one of America's greatest storytellers, finds enthralling tales and fashions them with finesse and an indomitable spirit. show more

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