Based on the 1994 autobiography of the same name, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom chronicles the inspirational life of Nelson Mandela as an international icon and one of the world's most revered leaders. Directed by Justin Chadwick (The Other Boleyn Girl), and adapted by Academy Award-nominated screenwriter William Nicholson (Shadowlands, Gladiator, Les Misérables), the film spans Mandela's exceptional life journey from his early years as a herd boy in South Africa's rural Cape region, to his days as a lawyer and Apartheid resistance leader, and on to his twenty-seven years spent in Robben Island prison before becoming the nation's first democratically elected President. Acclaimed actor Idris Elba (Prometheus, "The Wire") stars, with Naomie Harris (Skyfall) playing the role of his wife Winnie Mandela, with whom he shared a passionate and troubled love affair that endured over decades. Official Web Site


Justin Chadwick


Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge, Riaad Moosa, Jamie Bartlett, Lindiwe Matshikiza, Deon Lotz

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2hrs 21mins

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South Africa/UK