#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Nelson Mandela is a South African lawyer who joins the African National Congress in the 1940s when the law under the Apartheid system’s brutal tyranny proves useless for his people. Forced to abandon peaceful protest for armed resistance after the Sharpeville Massacre, Mandela pays the price when he and his comrades are sentenced to life imprisonment for treason while his wife, Winnie, is abused by the authorities herself. Over the decades in chains, Mandela’s spirit is unbowed as his struggle goes on in and beyond his captivity to become an international cause. However, as Winnie’s determination hardens over the years into a violent ruthlessness, Nelson’s own stature rises until he becomes the renowned leader of his movement. That status would be put to the test as his release nears and a way must be found to win a peaceful victory that will leave his country, and all its peoples, unstained.
Plot: A chronicle of Nelson Mandela’s life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.
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Respectful, even reverential, but honest and moving
This is a film that is difficult to judge simply in cinematic terms since the subject is such a titanic figure in recent history, many older viewers (such as me) will have lived through most of the events depicted, and Nelson Mandela himself – the prisoner who became a president – unknowingly heightened the interest around his life by dying just weeks before the film was released. Yet, allowing for all of this, by any standards “Mandela” is a success, telling a powerful story in a honest and immensely moving manner with some outstanding acting. If it is somewhat reverential, this was to be expected, given the subject and the timing.
Unfashionably for recent bio-pics, “Mandela” chooses not to concentrate on a seminal incident in the subject’s life but to paint on a huge canvas, covering many decades and lots of political events in a linear narrative that frequently deploys news clips from the time. It is based on Mandela’s long 1995 biography of the same name which I bought on a visit to Robben Island and read with great admiration. British William Nicholson (“Gladiator”) has done a skillful job of turning such a huge story into a manageable script and British director Justin Chadwick (“The Other Boleyn Girl”) handles a complex of ingredients with genuine talent. It looks good with attention to period clothing and artifacts and use of actual sites and some breathtaking countryside (it was shot entirely on location in South Africa).
Ultimately, however, the success of such an ambitious work rests especially on the lead actors and the casting here was inspired. Idris Elba as the eponymous hero gives a towering performance, while Naomie Harris is a revelation as the more complex and less sympathetic character of his second wife Winnie. It helps that both are not major stars – although that is now set to change – and notable that both are British actors who affect convincing accents.
This is a balanced portrayal of multi-layered characters. Mandela is represented with great respect but he is not offered to us as a saint. He treats his first wife unkindly and his support for violence is not disguised. The film really impresses with its representation of Winnie, a woman who suffered so much, hated so much, and herself caused so much injustice. Mandela is now dead but his great project – the creation of a peaceful and prosperous multiracial nation – is still a work in progress.
Worthy, but a little dull
Nelson Mandela is a black lawyer in post-war South Africa who becomes involved in civil rights activism and the fledgling ANC under the white apartheid regime. Arrested for terrorist activity, he is imprisoned for 27 years.
This biographical film of Mandela’s life, which premiered on the day he died, has undeniable good points and bad points, and sometimes they are the same thing. Its main problem is one which is common with this sort of movie: it is so aware that it is telling an important story that it sometimes forgets that it is supposed to engage its audience at the same time: it is earnest and worthy, but not always entertaining.
Idris Elba does a good Mandela voice and conveys charisma, particularly as the young and vital Mandela: he is perhaps a little too physically imposing. Naomie Harris was Winnie Mandela is stunningly good.
At 2 hours, the film is perhaps a little long.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 21 min (141 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, History
Director Justin Chadwick
Writer William Nicholson (screenplay), Nelson Mandela (autobiography)
Actors Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge, Riaad Moosa
Country UK, South Africa, France
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 14 wins & 34 nominations.
Production Company Videovision Entertainment
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arriflex 235, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory Film Lab, Johannesburg, South Africa, Technicolor Creative Services, London, UK (digital intermediate)
Film Length 3,870 m (9 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 50D 5203, Vision3 200T 5213, Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema