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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.

Director:

Darrell Roodt

Writers:

Anne Marie du Preez Bezdrob (inspired by and based upon the book "Winnie Mandela: A Life"), André Pieterse (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Hudson ... Winnie Mandela
Terrence Howard ... Nelson Mandela
Elias Koteas ... Major de Vries
Wendy Crewson ... Mary Botha
Aubrey Poo Aubrey Poo ... Peter Magubane
Unathi Kapela Unathi Kapela ... Winnie (12 & 13)
Fezeka Ndlazilwana Fezeka Ndlazilwana ... Nancy (8)
Talitha Ndima Talitha Ndima ... Nancy (10, 20, 28 & 30)
Professor Mavuso Professor Mavuso ... Columbus Madikizela
Nomsa Xaba Nomsa Xaba ... Makhulu
Bongi Mdongwe Bongi Mdongwe ... Gertrude (as Bongi Mbongwe)
Tom Fairfoot ... BBC Reporter
Jonathan Rands Jonathan Rands ... Judge de Wet
Jennifer Steyn Jennifer Steyn ... School Inspector
Andre Van Der Merwe Andre Van Der Merwe ... School Inspector
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and language
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Official Sites:

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Country:

South Africa | Canada

Language:

English | Xhosa

Release Date:

6 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Winnie Mandela See more »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

In the end credits, Neil Sandilands is credited as Dr. Hattingh although the role was played by Albert Maritz. See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

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

Soundtracks

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Music & Lyrics by Yvonne Chaka Chaka & L.M.
Performed by Yvonne Chaka Chaka
Courtesy of Chaka Chaka Promotions CC 2007
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A gripping film
6 September 2013 | by rps-2See 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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