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Set in 1962 MANDELAS GUN is a political thriller, based on Mandelas African Odyssey. As Commander-in-Chief of the Liberation Army Umkhonto we Sizwe (the MK) he undergoes military training ... See full synopsis »

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John Irvin

Writers:

Athos Kyriakides (screenplay), Malcolm Purkey (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Tumisho Masha ... Nelson Mandela
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Khaled Ben Aissa Khaled Ben Aissa ... Cherif Belkacem (as Khaled Benaïssa)
Nick Boraine ... Cecil Williams
Francis Chouler Francis Chouler ... Bob Hepple
Luthuli Dlamini Luthuli Dlamini ... Walter Sisulu
Zethu Dlomo ... Winnie Mandela
Ashley Dowds Ashley Dowds ... Arthur Goldreich
Desmond Dube Desmond Dube ... Govan Mbeki
Tom Fairfoot ... MI6 Agent
Ashleigh Harvey Ashleigh Harvey ... BOAC Representative
Fezile Mpela ... Fish Keitseng
Adam Neill ... Leonard Bernstein
Jet Novuka Jet Novuka ... Joe Modise
Russel Savadier ... Mr. Grant
Mpho Osei Tutu ... Dan Tloome
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Set in 1962 MANDELAS GUN is a political thriller, based on Mandelas African Odyssey. As Commander-in-Chief of the Liberation Army Umkhonto we Sizwe (the MK) he undergoes military training in Algeria and Ethiopia while surviving assassination attempts and betrayal. In South Africa he is finally arrested with the connivance of the CIA In the crucible of the surging African Liberation Movements of the early 60s not only does he study the art of war but also leadership and political survival. MANDELAS GUN is a thrilling biopic, supported by eyewitness accounts from Mandelas advisors and comrades. Mandela the Man is portrayed as a brilliant but complex warrior. The film celebrates a national and global icon a man who is dedicated to the overthrow of an infamous racist regime; also a man whose impetuosity and vanity are tempered by compassion, self doubt and a relentless belief in justice for all South Africans, regardless of race. MANDELA'S GUN reveals a man the world barely knows and how ...

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The South African production company went bankrupt and the film was in limbo from 2016. Unfinished cutting copies were entered into film festivals.

Completion funds were raised in early 2021 and director John Irvin started work in January 2021. See more »

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Country:

South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 2021 (UK) See more »

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Botswana See more »

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