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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 & 7 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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Storyline

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

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The Untold Story See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and language
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Did You Know?

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

Bleed for Love
Written by Diane Warren
Produced by Harvey Mason Jr., Laurent Eyquem and David Franco
Performed by Jennifer Hudson with Soweto Gospel Choir
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The key problem with this movie
18 November 2013 | by benbana222See all my reviews

I am presently watching this movie at the moment. I must say I am extremely surprised at the flawed costuming of this project. This is a movie chronicling the life of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, a woman who was born in 1936. Yet from the very start of the movie(which starts at her birth), you notice immediately that they lost it on the costumes they used as they do not depict the kind and quality of clothing worn in a 1936 South African village. For one the clothing used are really really bright and very 2011 fashionable. Regarding the styling, you can clearly tell that they probably could not produce them that way back then. They also look too bright and flashy much like modern apparel. In certain scenes you see that the ties worn by the guards or police officers looking really modern day and therefore really makes you struggle to believe the events were actually occurring when the acting tells you they were. Talk about the wedding dress used in Winnie's wedding, it just looks out of place time-wise. So even though the acting is good, I feel that the strength of the acting was much suppressed by this flaw. It really would have been better if they had down toned the colors a bit but unfortunately they did not.


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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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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$61,847, 8 September 2013

Gross USA:

$80,634

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,634
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