Nelson Mandela had a plan to unite apartheid-torn South Africa-and it began on the rugby field. From Oscar®-winning director Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby) comes this uplifting drama that chronicles the true story of the underdog South African rugby team's unlikely victory in the 1995 World Cup and its unifying effect on the nation. Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon earned Oscar® nominations for their compelling performances as Mandela and team captain Francois Pienaar, who worked together towards victory both on the field and against the racism and hatred that once defined South Africa.
Directed by Clint Eastwood; screenplay by Anthony Peckham, based on the book "Playing the Enemy" by John Carlin.
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