Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

PG-13   |    |  Biography, Drama, History


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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.

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  • Zindzi Mandela at an event for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
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  • Idris Elba in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
  • Idris Elba at an event for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
  • Idris Elba and Naomie Harris in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
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24 January 2014 | CMTiago
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| Mandela's struggle played brilliantly by Elba
Nelson Mandela is a man that should be remembered for his incredible fighting spirit that not only helped him achieve his goals, but also be remembered as an important leader to his people. When making movie about such an iconic and historic figure, one has to cast the perfect actor. Idris Elba was very much the right man for the job. The actor is Mandela in every scene he appears and shares the same emotions as our real life protagonist. This is clearly one of the best roles of the year and one of my personal favorites. Naomie Harris is not far off either as Winnie, Madiba's second wife, a woman who stands by her man during his imprisonment, and slowly drifts apart from him as she no longer feels she knows him and his intentions. Much has been said about the movie's plot flaws, something I do not agree with as I found it to be quite entertaining and a great homage to the legend that is Nelson Mandela. Great performances in a fantastic movie.

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