This is on here at ther request of my very good Scottish friend, Chads, who for some reason supports South Africa. I think it has something to do with being on an extended holiday there when he was younger (9 or 10 days)! But seriously, this looks to be a  great film and there is only one person in the whole world that could play Nelson Mandela, Morgan Freeman.

 

The story follows Mandela and South African Captain, Francois Pienaar’s collaboration to unite the post apartheid nation through the support of their rugby team. Matt Damon actually looks to be good as Pienaar and shows his versatility as an actor.

I remember this world cup quite vividly, mainly because The All Blacks of New Zealand had the monster winger in Jonah Lomu. I’m keen to see how he is portrayed in this film and if they put a scene in recreating the try that Lomu scored by steam rollering England Full back Mike Catt!

K*