History Film / Invictus

27th Jan '16 1:26:21 PM randomlightning
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* WorfHadTheFlu: IRL, the All Blacks were largely suffering from food poisoning. Conspiracy theories abound about a fictional "Suzy the Waitress".

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* WorfHadTheFlu: IRL, In real life, the All Blacks were largely suffering from food poisoning. Conspiracy theories abound about a fictional "Suzy the Waitress".
1st Jan '16 11:08:35 PM Exxolon
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February 11, 1990 -- Nelson Mandela finally walks free after twenty-seven years behind bars. Four years later, he became the first black president of post-apartheid South Africa, bringing with him a platform of reconciliation between the white minority, who benefited the most from decades of racial segregation, and the black majority, who in turn suffered the most.

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February 11, 1990 -- Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) finally walks free after twenty-seven years behind bars. Four years later, he became the first black president of post-apartheid South Africa, bringing with him a platform of reconciliation between the white minority, who benefited the most from decades of racial segregation, and the black majority, who in turn suffered the most.



Still seeing some potential with the Springboks, Mandela (Morgan Freeman) personally summons its captain, twenty-seven year old François Pienaar (Matt Damon), and places upon him a herculean task: to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup, to be hosted next year by South Africa.

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Still seeing some potential with the Springboks, Mandela (Morgan Freeman) personally summons its captain, twenty-seven year old François Pienaar (Matt Damon), and places upon him a herculean task: to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup, to be hosted next year by South Africa.
1st Jan '16 11:07:53 PM Exxolon
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February 11, 1990 -- Nelson Mandela finally walks free after 27 years behind bars. Four years later, he became the first black president of post-apartheid South Africa, bringing with him a platform of reconciliation between the white minority, who benefited the most from decades of racial segregation, and the black majority, who in turn suffered the most.

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'''''Invictus''''' is a 2009 film directed by Creator/ClintEastwood, starring Creator/MorganFreeman and Creator/MattDamon.

February 11, 1990 -- Nelson Mandela finally walks free after 27 twenty-seven years behind bars. Four years later, he became the first black president of post-apartheid South Africa, bringing with him a platform of reconciliation between the white minority, who benefited the most from decades of racial segregation, and the black majority, who in turn suffered the most.



Still seeing some potential with the Springboks, Mandela personally summons its captain, 27-year-old François Pienaar, and places upon him a herculean task: to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup, to be hosted next year by South Africa.

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Still seeing some potential with the Springboks, Mandela (Morgan Freeman) personally summons its captain, 27-year-old twenty-seven year old François Pienaar, Pienaar (Matt Damon), and places upon him a herculean task: to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup, to be hosted next year by South Africa.



''Invictus'' is a 2009 film directed by Creator/ClintEastwood, starring Creator/MorganFreeman and Creator/MattDamon as Mandela and Pienaar, respectively.
12th Aug '15 11:37:20 AM TheWoosterCode
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* SideBet: Mandela and New Zealand PM Bolger have a bet on the final match. Bolger first offers all his country's goats against all the diamonds of South Africa. Mandela chuckled and instead suggests the wager be a nice case of wine.

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* SideBet: Mandela and New Zealand PM Bolger have a bet on the final match. Bolger first offers all his country's goats sheep against all the diamonds gold of South Africa. Mandela chuckled and instead suggests the wager be a nice case of wine.
2nd Jul '15 1:21:39 PM LaurelHS
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* ClimacticMusic: Thousands of South African fans enthusiastically singing [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shosholoza "Shosholoza"]] during the World Cup final.



* ClimacticMusic: Thousands of South African fans enthusiastically singing [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shosholoza "Shosholoza"]] during the World Cup final.
2nd Jul '15 1:21:07 PM LaurelHS
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* ClimacticMusic: Thousands of South African fans enthusiastically singing [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shosholoza "Shosholoza"]] during the World Cup final.
2nd Jun '15 12:47:26 AM KYCubbie
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Still seeing some potential with the Springboks, Mandela personally summons its captain, 27-year-old Francois Pienaar, and places upon him a herculean task: to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup, to be hosted next year by South Africa.

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Still seeing some potential with the Springboks, Mandela personally summons its captain, 27-year-old Francois François Pienaar, and places upon him a herculean task: to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup, to be hosted next year by South Africa.



Based on John Carlin's ''Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation.''

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Based on John Carlin's ''Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation.''
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* ICouldaBeenAContender: Pinaar's wife comments that the sports reporter who won't stop ripping into the Springboks team is just bitter because the team was boycotted when he played for them, so they never competed internationally.

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* ICouldaBeenAContender: Pinaar's Pienaar's wife comments that the sports reporter who won't stop ripping into the Springboks team is just bitter because the team was boycotted when he played for them, so they never competed internationally.



* NotableOriginalMusic: "9,000 Days Invictus" and "Colorblind", both written by Creator/ClintEastwood and performed by the South African ''a capella'' group Overtone.

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* NotableOriginalMusic: "9,000 Days Invictus" and "Colorblind", both written by Creator/ClintEastwood and performed by the South African ''a capella'' cappella'' group Overtone.
26th Oct '14 1:53:59 PM creader
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* DevelopmentHell: MorganFreeman had been attached to a Nelson Mandela {{Biopic}} since the 90s.



* FakeNationality: Americans Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon playing South Africans.



* RealLifeRelative: Rugby-player Joel Stransky [[note]]The guy who scores the winning score in the final game[[/note]] was played by actor Scott Eastwood. Gee, I wonder who he was related to...
** In his defence, his "career-name" is Scott Reeves, using his mothers last name, in order to escape any extra privileges. Of course, that wouldn't exactly work in this case.
29th Aug '14 3:16:57 AM Chuckles1188
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* RugbyIsSlaughter: Averted. To the extent that rugby is depicted at all (much of the film focuses on the social divide in South Africa, with rugby being a metaphor for Mandela's quest to unite the new "Rainbow Nation"), it is depicted as a serious, full-contact sport which occasionally features injuries, rather than an all-out bloodbath. In other words, it's depicted accurately.
24th Aug '14 12:35:35 AM KYCubbie
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* BatmanGambit: The film (and the novel it is based on) essentially tells of Mandela's high-risk gamble to bring South Africa closer to reconciliation through what many considered a relic of its apartheid past.

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* BatmanGambit: The film (and the novel nonfiction book it is based on) essentially tells of Mandela's high-risk gamble to bring South Africa closer to reconciliation through what many considered a relic of its apartheid past.
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