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Mandela

  • 1995
  • Jo Menell
  • 117 mins
  • PG
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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

This Oscar-nominated, definitive documentary about the father of the new South Africa benefits immeasurably from having much of it fronted by Mandela himself. Afforded apparently unlimited access to the man and his mind, the film-makers trace Mandela's life from his humble village origins, through his early ANC involvement and subsequent lengthy incarceration by the country's white minority government, right up to his very public distancing from troublesome second wife Winnie. Particularly moving are Mandela's returns to the village of his birth and the cell where he was imprisoned for almost three decades.

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Credits

Cast

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Nelson MandelaNelson Mandela
Nomzamo Winnie MandelaNomzamo Winnie Mandela
Mabel Mandela Mabel Mandela
Mandla Mandela Mandla Mandela
Walter Sisulu Walter Sisulu
Anthony SampsonAnthony Sampson
Nthatho Motlana Nthatho Motlana
Evelyn Mandela Evelyn Mandela

Crew

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DirectorJo Menell
DirectorAngus Gibson

Details

Languages
English
Guidance
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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