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by Justin Chadwick


His story is epic and inspiring. Born to be a Xhosa leader, he was trained in law, then drawn into resistance, then politics, then elevated to a reverence that approached sainthood. Nelson Mandela has lived one of the most remarkable lives of our time. His autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, charts the many struggles that took him from South Africa's rural Cape region to armed struggle and arrest, and then to the president's mansion as his nation's first democratically elected leader.

international title: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
original title: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
country: United Kingdom, South Africa
sales agent: Pathé Pictures International
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Justin Chadwick
film run: 143'
release date: FR 18/12/2013, NL 19/12/2013, UK 30/01/2014, IE 03/01/2014, DK 23/01/2014, DE 30/01/2014, SE 07/02/2014
screenplay: William Nicholson
cast: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge, Riaad Moosa, Zolani Mkiva, Jamie Bartlett, Deon Lotz, Terry Pheto, Lindiwe Matshikiza
cinematography by: Lol Crawley
film editing: Rick Russell
art director: Johnny Breedt
costumes designer: Diana Cilliers, Ruy Filipe
music: Alex Heffes
producer: Anant Singh, David M. Thompson
co-producer: Vlokkie Gordon
production: Pathé Pictures, Videovision Entertainment
distributor: Paradiso Filmed Entertainment Nederland, Pathé Distribution, Pathé Distribution, Senator Filmverleih, Scanbox Entertainment Denmark

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