Original title: INVICTUS
Section: Open Air
Director: Clint Eastwood
Cast list: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Tony Kgoroge, Patrick Mofokeng, Matt Stern, Julian Lewis Jones, Adjoa Andoh, Marguerite Wheatley, Leleti Khumalo, Patrick Lyster
Credits: screenplay: Anthony Peckham, John Carlin; director of photography: Tom Stern; editor: Joel Cox, Gary Roach; music: Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens; production design: Leon Van Der Merwe; costume design: Deborah Hopper; producer: Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Lori McCreary, Mace Neufeld; production: Warner Bros;
Running time: 134
Format: 35 mm
Invictus is a 2009 biographical drama film based on events in South Africa before and during the 1995 Rugby World Cup, hosted in that country following the dismantling of apartheid. The film stars Morgan Freeman as South African President Nelson Mandela and Matt Damon as François Pienaar, the captain of the Springboks, the South African rugby union team. The story is based on the John Carlin book Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Changed a Nation.