Friday, June 14, 2013

Nelson Mandela's health 'improving'. Reminded me of a good movie named INVICTUS

After reading the good news in BBC news ( ) that the great Nelson Mandela's health is improving, I was reminded of a great movie Invictus ( IMDB link ) .  

The inspiring true story
directed by Clint Eastwood of how Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) joined forces with the captain of South Africa’s rugby team, Francois Pienaar (Matt Damon), to help unite their country. 

The story is based on the John Carlin book Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation ( Click here to buy from amazon )

The film was met with positive critical reviews and earned Academy Award nominations for Freeman (Best Actor) and Damon (Best Supporting Actor).

Invictus was released in the United States on December 11, 2009. The title Invictus may be translated from the Latin as "undefeated" or "unconquered", and is the title of a poem by English poet William Ernest Henley (1849–1903). which is as follows:

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

The Office link for the movie is . You can buy DVD and Blu-Ray disk from Amazon

By Ramchandra Kumble

Source - wikipedia and IMDB


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