Monday, December 14, 2009


Invictus is a great movie that explores the factions of human faith and belief in ones own self by changing the fate of others, in this case the whole nation. This movie tells the story of President Nelson Mendela (Morgan Freeman) when he was released in 1990 and brought about a new revolution in the country with his new agenda of "balancing black aspirations with white fears".

While Mandela attempts to tackle the country's largest problems - including crime and unemployment, he attends of game of the Springboks, the country's rugby team. Blacks in the stadium cheer against their home squad, as the Springboks (their history, players and even their colors) represent prejudice and apartheid in their mind. Knowing that South Africa is set to host the 1995 Rugby World Cup in one year's time, Mandela meets with Springboks captain Francois Pienaar (Matt Damon). Though Mandela never verbalizes his true meaning during their meeting, Francois understands the message below the surface: If the Springboks can gain the support of black South Africans and succeed in the upcoming World Cup, the country will be unified and inspired.

Watch the trailer and it 'will' make you watch the complete movie. :P

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