Acclaimed British actor Idris Elba (The Wire, Pacific Rim) plays the legendary South African freedom fighter in this rousing adaptation of Mandela’s autobiography. From the first moment he speaks, sounding uncannily like the real Mandela, we feel we’re there with the crusading lawyer as he battles South Africa’s apartheid regime. This captivating film charts the many struggles that took Mandela from the rural Cape region, to African National Congress, to 27 years imprisonment, and then to President – the nation’s first democratically elected leader. It reminds us that he has lived one of the most remarkable lives of our time.
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