Sunday, March 21, 2010
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 François 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.
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?"