History Film / Invictus

28th Nov '16 2:16:40 PM LaurelHS
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* EnemyOfMyEnemy: Many black South Africans associate the Springboks with apartheid and therefore don't like them. When they go to rugby matches, they root for whatever team is playing against the Springboks. Mandela witnesses this happening in person at a rugby match and mentions to his staff that he and his fellow prison inmates used to do the same thing. Of course, such attitudes have changed dramatically by the end of the film.

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* EnemyOfMyEnemy: Many black South Africans associate the Springboks with apartheid and therefore don't like them. When they go to rugby matches, they root for whatever team is playing against the Springboks. Mandela witnesses this happening in person at a rugby match and mentions to his staff that he and his fellow prison inmates used to do the same thing.thing when they listened to rugby on the radio. Of course, such attitudes have changed dramatically by the end of the film.
11th Oct '16 7:56:44 AM creader
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* FollowTheLeader: Soon after this movie, the Biopic ''Winnie'' was announced, about the life of Nelson's estranged wife, Winnie Mandela, starring [[WTHCastingAgency Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard as Winnie and Nelson Mandela]].
8th Jul '16 8:54:21 PM JJHIL325
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* ThoseTwoGuys: Two of the bodyguards appear recurrently, showing the evolution of feelings between blacks and whites.

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* ThoseTwoGuys: Two of the bodyguards appear recurrently, showing the evolution of feelings between blacks and whites.whites (from hostility, to tolerance, to a budding friendship).
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.
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