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Winnie Mandela (2011)

Winnie (original title)
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A drama that chronicles the life of Winnie Mandela from her childhood through her marriage and her husband's incarceration.

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Major de Vries
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Mary Botha
Aubrey Poo ...
Peter Magubane
Unathi Kapela ...
Winnie (12 & 13)
Fezeka Ndlazilwana ...
Nancy (8)
Talitha Ndima ...
Nancy (10, 20, 28 & 30)
Professor Mavuso ...
Columbus Madikizela
Nomsa Xaba ...
Makhulu
Bongi Mdongwe ...
Gertrude (as Bongi Mbongwe)
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BBC Reporter
Jonathan Rands ...
Judge de Wet
Jennifer Steyn ...
School Inspector
Andre Van Der Merwe ...
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A drama that chronicles the life of Winnie Mandela from her childhood through her marriage and her husband's incarceration.

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Rated R for some violence and language
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6 September 2013 (USA)  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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In the end credits, Neil Sandilands is credited as Dr. Hattingh although the role was played by Albert Maritz. See more »

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Louis Minnaar is listed twice in the end credits for playing the character 'Man in Suite.' See more »

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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.12 (2010) See more »

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Music by Ben Amato
Performed by Ben Amato
Courtesy of Mama Dance! Music for Sfrica
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A gripping film
6 September 2013 | by (Bracebridge Ont) – See all my reviews

I was surprised at the negative tone of other reviews. I thought this was an excellent piece of work --- acting --- production --- accuracy. I wondered whether it was going to glamourize Mandella with an unrealistically positive spin. But no, it does a good job of illustrating the unfortunate turn her life took in the later years of the South African struggle. She ended up as a vindictive,foul mouthed, autocratic drunk. But you understand how that came to be after her long ordeal, which was powerfully portrayed. I also was surprised to find that this was largely a Canadian production. It had none of the pretentious unoriginality that marks so many Canadian films, especially those done for Canadian cable television. It was believable, watchable and informative!


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