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Mandela and de Klerk (1997)

On June 12, 1964, Nelson Mandela, along with numerous political detainees, was sentenced to life imprisonment in what remains the most sensational treason trial in the history of South ... See full summary »

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Richard Wesley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sidney Poitier ... Nelson Mandela
Michael Caine ... F.W. de Klerk
Tina Lifford ... Winnie Mandela
Gerry Maritz Gerry Maritz ... P.W. Botha
Ian Roberts Ian Roberts ... Kobie Coetsee
Ben Kruger Ben Kruger ... James Gregory
Jerry Mofokeng Jerry Mofokeng ... Walter Sisulu
Owen Sejake Owen Sejake ... Mlangeni
Andre Jacobs ... Niels Barnard (as André Jacobs)
Tertius Meintjes Tertius Meintjes ... Kykendal
John Carson ... Willem de Klerk
David Fortune David Fortune ... Mhlaba
Farouk Valley-Omar ... Kathrada
Terry Norton Terry Norton ... Marike de Klerk
Bankole Omotoso Bankole Omotoso ... Mbeki
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On June 12, 1964, Nelson Mandela, along with numerous political detainees, was sentenced to life imprisonment in what remains the most sensational treason trial in the history of South Africa. The incarceration of Mandela and other political prisoners on Robben Island would become a symbol of the struggle to end apartheid and win freedom for the black majority in South Africa. On February 2, 1990, President F.W. De Klerk stood before Parliament and announced the legalization of the African National Congress and a host of other banned political organizations. At the same time, he announced that Nelson Mandela, having served twenty-seven years in prison, would be released within seven days. Yet the world, and indeed most South Africans, knew little about how this momentous occasion came to pass. Until now. This movie was filmed in South Africa. Most of the locations are those where the actual events took place, and the dramatized sequences are augmented with newsreel footage to ensure ... Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing images of political violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Afrikaans

Release Date:

16 February 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This is the second time that a movie that dealt with apartheid in South Africa starred Sidney Poitier and Sir Michael Caine, they also joined forces in The Wilby Conspiracy (1975). See more »

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Follows Mandela (1996) See more »

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Good biopic combining actual footage and great performances
28 September 1999 | by Guy33134See all my reviews

This is a well-structured, easy to follow "short version" of the Mandela miracle. The actual events were of course much more complex, as was the cast of important characters. But weaving actual footage with the close ups of Poitier(Mandela) and Caine (DeKlerk) produced a better documentary of this historic process than other "actual" documentaries. Poitier has played Mandela and South African heroes so often and so well, we may be mixing fact and fiction here. Caine also gave a great performance, perhaps the finest dramatic portrayal of his career. I'm convinced that the relatively low rating the movie has received in your base is due to the high number of South African voters. Though casting Caine as DeKlerk was necessary to attract viewers (and the bald Caine actually bore a good resemblance to DeKlerk), the choice was obviously not well received by Afrikaaanerdom and South Africans in general. How can the last important Afrikaaner ever be portrayed by his historical nemesis, an Englishman? Makes sense, but otherwise the film was great as biopics go.


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