Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
Historical / Drama / Biopic
Director: Justin Chadwick
Running time: 146 mins Released: 3rd January 2014
Web site: mandela-movie.co.uk
About Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
A biopic about Nelson Mandela: revolutionary, philanthropist and South Africa's first black President from 1994-1999. In 1964 he was arrested for leading an armed resistance against apartheid. He spent 27 years in prison. Eventually he was released to see the fall of apartheid and went on to lead South Africa towards racial equality. We follow Mandela (Idris Elba) from his early days as a lawyer in Johannesburg to his later time as an active politician who came to believe that peaceful protest might be futile. Despite his government's efforts to punish him, Mandela's imprisonment makes him one of the most famous men in the world, with celebrities and world leaders campaigning for his release. His second wife Winnie (Naomie Harris) works tirelessly for his cause over the years even as the separation strains the couple's relationship.