Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom

    Genre
    Biography, Drama, History
  • Runtime
    141 mins
  • Release Date
    2013
  • Countries
    UK, South Africa, France
  • Languages
    English, Afrikaans, Xhosa

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

Idris Elba (BEASTS OF NO NATION, THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US) gives "a towering performance" (Variety) in this adaptation of Nelson Mandela's autobiography, from director Justin Chadwick (TULIP FEVER, THE FIRST GRADER). It provides a chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa. "MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM does a worthy job of honoring both its subject and its audience" (Washington Post).
DIRECTED BY:
Justin Chadwick
WRITTEN BY:
Justin Chadwick, Nelson Mandela (autobiography)
CAST INCLUDES:
Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Terry Pheto

SYNOPSIS

The remarkable life of South African revolutionary, president and world icon Nelson Mandela (Idris Elba) takes center stage. Though he had humble beginnings as a herd boy in a rural village, Mandela became involved in the anti-apartheid movement and co-founded the African National Congress Youth League. His activities eventually led to his imprisonment on Robben Island from 1964 to 1990. In 1994, Mandela became the first president of democratic South Africa.

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom

    Genre
    Biography, Drama, History
  • Runtime
    141 mins
  • Release Date
    2013
  • Countries
    UK, South Africa, France
  • Languages
    English, Afrikaans, Xhosa
DIRECTED BY
Justin Chadwick
WRITTEN BY
Justin Chadwick, Nelson Mandela (autobiography)
CAST INCLUDES
Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Terry Pheto
Idris Elba (BEASTS OF NO NATION, THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US) gives "a towering performance" (Variety) in this adaptation of Nelson Mandela's autobiography, from director Justin Chadwick (TULIP FEVER, THE FIRST GRADER). It provides a chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa. "MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM does a worthy job of honoring both its subject and its audience" (Washington Post).

The remarkable life of South African revolutionary, president and world icon Nelson Mandela (Idris Elba) takes center stage. Though he had humble beginnings as a herd boy in a rural village, Mandela became involved in the anti-apartheid movement and co-founded the African National Congress Youth League. His activities eventually led to his imprisonment on Robben Island from 1964 to 1990. In 1994, Mandela became the first president of democratic South Africa.

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