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5.0 out of 5 stars good movie not really great but ..liberating, Dec 15 2012
This review is from: Invictus (Bilingual) (DVD)
When we watch a film like this for those who dont know of nelson mandela we try to get a sense of him..for really he is really the only person of interest in this one else either white or black strikes are fancy at all of any interest, not his family, or those family who broke from him when he was in prison, and the prison experience is a prison like no other. The prison experience is an experience like no other and this person develops a prophet like experience, and many of the large group in his organization, dont particularly like him or his approach to government, but he is largely too influential and well known, and they know once he leaves office they will have their chance to govern. This is part of the ANC and certainly like much of the lowerclass of africa were ideologues which he is not, and there's a difference in their views. Though the film doesnt much delve into this, but the white population does have much control of the society, which the details in terms of money and what it can accomplish, but there's also another point to this reaching out? We know of him, his life, his attitude, his poetry and religion,
due to the powerful whites in other countries, otherwise the ANC may still not be in power today, and thats why they dont say much to him? Its the white population in other countries and the influence, which cause change and the film largely explores through the idea of a rugby match what the future of that country will be post apartheid? As his
character states in the film his idea is to give both whites and blacks, the film has only one 30 second interlude with one of his children and its not that positive, and his exwife I dontthink is to be seen, but the film wanted to talk of the future of the country which he emphasizes, and his idea is the need to reconcile the different groups as the only way to make the nation succeed, as to make any nation succeed? Most of the relations is outreach to some white persons on the team, to some black women(though not his original family)..and really to play prophet the way the white community should change...and also the black community and the ANC(although the film shys away from this due to time constraints). He is part of the ANC and may have been jailed for communist type sympathies...he's more of a realist, and has taken a more modern approach to solve the problems, although after he left the scene we dont know what happens. Although we can take a look at Zimbabwe..and that may be why a different approach was taken..but thats really the ideas he has in the film, regardless as the past, and i guess he knows who treated him well his prison experience is how to understand him, and who he knows the whites are outside the country who drum up his support, just who are they, and that gives him impetus for the type of country he wants to establish...a person who wants to make a better country by making better people...for a movie to explore his life in great detail would take several films or a miniseries like Roots...but he seems to be more disposed towards women and their problems as to how to resolve much of what is wrong...but the weakness of the film is the lack of interest in anyone but himself..he seems to live for the most part by himself..but given his nature that doesnt bother him..and its curious how the country developed after he left the scene
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