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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Idris Elba and Naomie Harris star in a biopic based on Nelson Mandela's autobiography, chronicling his journey from a rural village to one of the great leaders of the modern age.

Biopic based on Nelson Mandela's autobiography. Chronicling the life of the South African lawyer who campaigned restlessly against apartheid in the 1940s before becoming one of the greatest leaders of the modern age. From his journey from childhood in a rural village, to prominent figure in a political movement striving for equality, to 27 years of imprisonment, and finally to his inauguration as South Africa's president.

2 hours, 21 minutes

Last on

Sat 21 Jul 2018 23:45

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Role Contributor
Nelson Mandela Idris Elba
Winnie Madikizela Naomie Harris
Walter Sisulu Tony Kgoroge
Ahmed Kathrada Riaad Moosa
Raymond Mhlaba Zolani Mkiva
Andrew Mlangeni Simo Mogwaza
Govan Mbeki Fana Mokoena
Elias Motsoaledi Thapelo Mokoena
James Gregory Jamie Bartlett
Kobie Coetzee Deon Lotz
Evelyn Mase Terry Pheto
Nosekeni Zikhona Sodlaka
Director Justin Chadwick
Producer Anant Singh


  • Sat 12 Nov 2016 21:30
  • Sat 12 Nov 2016 22:00
  • Sat 21 Jul 2018 23:45