Sunday, March 21, 2010

Invictus


Sport unites, more than any other thing on earth.
Invictus is a real-life story of how rugby united the post-apartheid South Africa, as envisioned by Nelson Mandela and executed by Fran├žois Pienaar, captain of the South African rugby team in 1995.
Director Clint Eastwood has done a fine job, and so has Morgan Freeman.
The film reminded me of Chak De somewhat... Except that this one based on a true story, and has a very inspiring political message.

[Spoiler ahead]
Some of the dialogues are awesome.
The scene where Pienaar visits the prison to see Mandela's cell, is haunting. Before the finals, Pienaar tells his wife "How can a man who lived in prison for 30 years, come out of prison, prepared to forgive those who put him there?"