|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
|Availability:||Available at 28 Libraries 29 of 32 copies|
Actor Morgan Freeman portrays anti-apartheid activist and former South African president Nelson Mandela in this Clint Eastwood-helmed political drama adapted from author John Carlin's book The Human Factor: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Changed the World. Set just after the fall of apartheid and during Mandela's first term in office, The Human Factor explores how the political prisoner-turned-president used the 1995 Rugby World Cup -- which was hosted by South Africa -- as a means of bringing blacks and whites together after decades of violence and mistrust. Matt Damon co-stars in the Warner Bros. production as rugby player Francois Pienaar. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
The film tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa's rugby team to help unite their country. Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's underdog rugby team as they make an unlikely run to the 1995 World Cup Championship match.
Springboks (Rugby team) -- Drama.
World Cup (Rugby football) -- (1995) -- Drama.
Nationalism and sports -- South Africa -- Drama.
Rugby Union football -- South Africa -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Burbank, Calif. :Warner Home Video,2010
|Other Titles|| Playing the enemy.
Eastwood, Clint, 1930-
Carlin, John, 1956- Playing the enemy.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
Spyglass Entertainment (Firm)
Revelations Entertainment (Firm)
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Matt Damon, Morgan Freeman.
Editor, Joel Cox ; director of photography, Tom Stern.
MPAA Rating: PG-13; for brief strong language.
In English, French or Spanish, with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Based on the book "Playing the enemy" by John Carlin.
DVD release of the 2009 motion picture.
Special features: Matt Damon plays rugby ; Invictus music trailer.
DVD; region 1; widescreen presentation ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
1 videodisc (133 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.