• Publication date: April 21, 2014


Based on the inspiring true story, of Nelson Mandela’s wise plan, to use Rugby as a mean to reunited his apartheid-torn country

  • Publication date: April 21, 2014


Program data

Duration: 150

Production Year: 2009

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January 3, 2017 20:00 (KSA) ~ January 3, 2017 19:00 (CLT)

(mbc.net) Inspired by the uplifting story of how Nelson Mandela was able to reunite his Apartheit-raveged country, even if it was short lived. During his first term as President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela came up with the ingenious idea of putting the national Rugby team en route to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup. A ruse of an unbelievably wise man, as the plan seemed to be working, now that the whole country seems to be beating with the same rhythm, Rugby. It was a historical run towards to final; now the outcome mattered less, as every one was a winner at this instant of unity.

This absolutely not your average sports film, of sweat and adrenaline rushes. This plays like a visual national anthem, of a nation that rose above circumstances. An impeccably crafted film, worthy of the memory of the larger than life man it tries depict—Nelson Mandela.


  • Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela
  • Matt Damon as Francois Pienaar
  • Adjoa Andoh as Brenda Mazibuko
  • Tony Kgoroge as Jason Tshabalala
  • Julian Lewis Jones as Etienne Feyder
  • Patrick Mofokeng as Linga Moonsamy
  • Matt Stern as Hendrick Booyens
  • Marguerite Wheatley as Nerine Winter
  • Leleti Khumalo as Mary
  • McNiel Hendriks as Chester Williams,
  • Scott Eastwood as Joel Stransky
  • Zak Feaunati as Jonah Lomu
  • Grant L. Roberts as Ruben Kruger
  • Rolf E. Fitschen as Naka Drotske

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Rating: PG-13