Invictus


2h 14m 2009

Brief Synopsis

The true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa's rugby team, Francois Pienaar, to help unite their country. Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's underdog rugby team as they make an unlikely run to the 1995 World Cup Championship match.

Film Details

Also Known As
Human Factor, The, Invictus - De oövervinnerliga, Invictus - Unbezwungen, Invictus - Voittamaton, Invictus - de uovervinnelige, Nenugalimas, Untitled (Nelson Mandela Project), Untitled Mandela Project, Yenilmez
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Biography
Sports
Adaptation
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Dragon Grips; Getty Images; Lynne Matthysen Catering; Malpaso Productions; Moonlighting Films; Panalux; Spyglass Entertainment Holdings, Llc; Technicolor; Technicolor Digital Intermediates; Warner Bros. Pictures
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD); Blitz-Cine Star; Empire; Garsu Pasaulio Irasai (GPI); Intercom; Norsk Filmdistribusjon; Sam Film; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Finland Oy; Sandrew Metronome Filmdistribution As; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Tuck; Village Roadshow Greece; Village Roadshow Limited; Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group; Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution; Warner Bros. Pictures International; Warner Sogefilms
Location
South Africa

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 14m

Synopsis

The true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa's rugby team, Francois Pienaar, to help unite their country. Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's underdog rugby team as they make an unlikely run to the 1995 World Cup Championship match.

Cast

Morgan Freeman

Matt Damon

Tony Kgoroge

Patrick Mofokeng

Matt Stern

Julian Lewis Jones

Adjoa Andoh

Marguerite Wheatley

Leleti Khumalo

Patrick Lyster

Penny Downie

Sibongile Nojila

Bonnie Henna

Shakes Myeko

Louis Minnaar

Danny Keogh

Dan Robbertse

Robin Smith

David Dukas

Grant Swanby

Josias Moleele

Langley Kirkwood

Robert Hobbs

Melusi Yeni

Vuyo Dabula

Daniel Hadebe

Jodi Botha

Hennie Bosman

Refiloe Mpakanyane

Jakkie Groenewald

Murray Todd

Japan Mthembu

Albert Maritz

Sello Motloung

Meren Reddy

Lida Botha

Susan Danford

Sylvia Mngxekeza

James Lithgow

Malusi Skenjana

Bart Fouche

Johnny Cicco

Wayne Harrison

Ashley Taylor

Gift Loetlela

Kgosi Mongake

Given Stuurman

Vuyolwethu Stevens

Ayabulela Stevens

Nambitha Mpumlwana

Andre Jacobs

Mcneil Hendricks

Zak Feaunati

Grant Roberts

Scott Eastwood

Mark Bowen-davies

Dale Stephen Dunn

Graham Lindemann

Louis Ackerman

Andries Le Grange

Thomas Boyd

Clive Richard Samuel

Richard Abrahamse

Sean Pypers

Herman Botha

Riaan Wolmarans

Louis Pieterse

Ryan Scott

Daniel Deon Wessels

Vaughn Thompson

Charl Engelbrecht

Rolf Ernst Fitschen

Richard Morris

Ryan Olivier

Warren Edwards

Andrew Nel

Rudi Zandberg

Renzo Puccini

Abraham Vlok

Geoff Brown

John Paul Chapman

Sililo Victor Martens

Epeli Taione

Aukusitino Junior Poluleuligaga

Patrick Bell

Anton Coosner

Simon Peter Blakeley

Salman Sarfodien Davids

Warrick Ireland

Warren Taylor

Karl Bergemann

Jean-pierre Van Zyl

Mohammed Ridhaa Damon

Mark Snodgrass

Theodore Grovers

Gordon Johnston

Conrad Marais

Pieter Engelbrecht

Bjorn Steinbach

Clinton Prinsloo

Yusuf Abrahams

Jody Burch

Wynand Collins

Abu¿bakr Davids

Emile Olivier

Anthony Burns

Marius Erwee

Mfundo Galada

Michael Van Schalkwyk

Dan Visser

Jethro Mickleburgh

Ryan Williams

Gareth Rowe

Stuart Calder

Johnathan Van Der Walt

Shane Vallender

Abbas Hendricks

Karlo Aspeling

Calvin Kotze

Sivuyile Ngesi

Joe Probyn

Eugene Butterworth

Mzikayise Rala

Brendon Shields

Willem Mouton

Devan Gericke

Richard Williams

Ashley Down

Clint Van Rensburg

Patrick Holman

Sarel Du Plessis

Len Berter

Shawn Du Plooy

Joel Serman

Elrico Blaauw

Warren Butler

Jamie Holtzhausen

Shaun Harding

Callan Artus

Juan Coetzer

Jake Levin

Keith Daly

Shaffiq Nordien

Richard Smith

Edward O¿sullivan

Jaco Pieterse

Michael Ledwidge

Hendrik Franken

William Festers

Henry Temple

Dane Gallery

David-john Fourie

Jadeon Du Tait

Riaan Van Der Vyver

Gerhard Gerber

Ross Peacock

Troy Futter

Michael La Grange

Morne Vletter

Andrew Rose

Brandon Hendricks

Bradley Contereal

Zuhair Achmat

Pedro Noronha

Tahir Achmat

Faseegh Mallick

Mario Jacobs

Kurt Kuhn

Mark Katzen

Adenaan Bazier

Brendell Brandt

Stewart Palmer

Ryan Roman

Hyron Thyse

Abu-bakr Hendricks

Gerard Pedersen

Nezaan Bewee

Niklaas Soutman

Don Eiman

Taariq Davids

Sam Liversage

Lead Person

Ashley Taylor

Crew

Eva Abramycheva

Visual Effects

Deena Adair

Hair Stylist

Simon Ager

Rotoscope Animator

Christopher Ahrens

Cg Supervisor

Frank Akrong

Rotoscope Animator

Tom Allen

Cgi Artist

Juan Pablo Allgeier

Cgi Artist

George Amos

Camera Assistant

Chris Anderson

Visual Effects Producer

Reagan Anderson

Agent

Scott M. Anderson

Assistant Property Master

Terry Anderson

Assistant Costume Designer

James Ashwill

Foley Mixer

Bub Asman

Supervising Sound Editor

Janine Van Assen

Production Coordinator

Lily Bai

Cgi Artist

Jörg Baier

Rotoscope Animator

Rico Bailey

Assistant Location Manager

Graeme Baitz

Rotoscope Animator

Thuli Baloyi

Assistant

Rob Bannister

Cgi Artist

Gary Barber

Executive Producer

Wesley Vonlee Barnard

Special Effects Technician

Wesley Vonlee Barnard

Stunts

John Barrigar

Cgi Artist

Romain Bayle

Cgi Artist

Gail Behrmann

Researcher

Brendon Benade´

Assistant

Jordan Benwick

Rotoscope Animator

Debbie Berman

Visual Effects Editor

Keith Bernstein

Photography

Chrissie Beveridge

Makeup Artist

Michael I. Bilog

Assistant Production Accountant

Roger Birnbaum

Executive Producer

Regner Blok-andersen

Software Engineer

Jill Bogdanowicz

Colorist

Michael Borgstrom

Cg Supervisor

Julian Botha

Assistant

Michael Botha

Adr Mixer

Nicholas Boughen

Cg Supervisor

Robyn Bouwer

Assistant

Grant Bowen

Software Engineer

Leighton Bowers

Assistant

Peter Bowmar

Visual Effects

Thomas Bracken

Song

Ryan Brassington

Software Engineer

Julian J Bristow

Consultant

Corey C. Bronson

Set Costumer

Randy Brown

Visual Effects

Elika Burns

Visual Effects

Dale Butler

Assistant Director

Kim Buttlar

Assistant

John Cairns

Rotoscope Animator

Tina Caldeira

Production Coordinator

Stephen S. Campanelli

Camera Operator

John Carlin

Source Material

Gail Carroll-coe

Boom Operator

Trevor Carroll-coe

Loader

Pia Caverni

Assistant

Bill Cawley

Assistant Sound Editor

Alexis Chapman

Rotoscope Animator

Hyemee Choi

Cgi Artist

Alan Chuck

Visual Effects

Charlie Clavadetscher

Cgi Artist

Terry Claybon

Trainer

Johnny Clegg

Song

Elize Cloete

Accounting Assistant

Kay Cloud

Cg Supervisor

Bill Coe

Camera Assistant

Zara Coetzee

Assistant

Richard Cohee

Stand-In

Taryn Collister

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Hayden Collow

Sound Effects

Maria Constantinides

Researcher

Lyle Cooley

Cgi Artist

Tory Copithorne

Cgi Artist

Raymond Corbett

Cg Supervisor

Ivan Cornell

Software Engineer

David Cox

Assistant Editor

Joel Cox

Editor

John Cucci

Foley Artist

Martyn 'moose' Culpitt

Compositing Supervisor

Peter J Currey

Location Manager

Scott Curtis

Foley Editor

John Paul Dalvit

Assistant

Benson David

Hair Stylist

Joe De Michelis

Software Engineer

Reverend Marthinus L De Villiers

Song Performer

Bernie De Wet

Rigging Gaffer

Tony Deale

Assistant

Kristy Dearholt

Visual Effects

J Deja

Song

Flash Deros

Boom Operator

Mike Diltz

Rotoscope Animator

Nicol Dippenaar

Assistant

Daniel Dirks

Costumer

Sandra L Dixon

Accounting Assistant

Hamo Djoboulian

Visual Effects

Bongani Dlamini

Assistant Director

Lucille Doman

Graphics Coordinator

Barry Donnelly

Adr Mixer

Adrian Dorasamy

Transportation Co-Captain

Robert Dorris

Visual Effects

Jason Dowdeswell

Visual Effects Supervisor

Peter Dress

Assistant Director

Michael Dressel

Foley Editor

Natasha Du Toit

Makeup Artist

Richard Duarte

Foley Mixer

Peter Dudley

Rotoscope Animator

Georg Duemlein

Cg Supervisor

Dani Duhadway

Assistant

Ross Dunkerley

Chief Lighting Technician

Penelope Jane Dunlop

Song Performer

Debora Dunphy

Digital Effects Artist

Andres Durango

Cgi Artist

Ryan Dutour

Rotoscope Animator

Robert East

Cgi Artist

Clint Eastwood

Producer

Dina Eastwood

Song

Kyle Eastwood

Music

Diana Edgmon

Costumer

Christian Eduardo

Cgi Artist

Raine Edwards

Makeup Artist

Moritz Eiche

Digital Effects Artist

Juno J. Ellis

Adr Editor

David Farmer

Sound Designer

John Paul Fasal

Sound Effects

Robert Fernandez

Music Scoring Mixer

Rosa Ferre

Software Engineer

Ana Feyder

Casting Assistant

Francesca Van Der Feyst

Hair Stylist

Peter Fiala

Cg Supervisor

Lisa A Fisher

Visual Effects

Christopher Flick

Foley Editor

Gillian Florence

Set Costumer

Jayne Forbes

Costume Supervisor

Devilliers Fourie

Assistant

Linda Fourie

Coordinator

David E. Franks

Visual Effects

James Fraser

Assistant

Mark Fraser

Cgi Artist

Morgan Freeman

Executive Producer

Mathias Frodin

Visual Effects

Alex Gabriel

Cgi Artist

Jason Gagnon

Cgi Artist

Amy Garback

Visual Effects

Heather Garrow

Cg Supervisor

David Gary

Cgi Artist

Julia Gaudette

Visual Effects

Daniel Gaudreau

Rotoscope Animator

Kay Georgiou

Hair Stylist

Kim Gillespie

Accounting Assistant

Floyd Gillis

Cgi Artist

Robert Gilman

Dolly Grip

Jason S. Gondek

Production Accountant

Virgine Goulet

Rotoscope Animator

Randy Goux

Digital Effects Artist

Zelda La Grange

Historic Theatre Consultant

Kyle Gray

Visual Effects

Geoff Hadfield

Rotoscope Animator

Holly Hagy

Production Coordinator

Jen Hamilton

Cgi Artist

Geoff Hancock

Visual Effects Supervisor

Jeff Hankins

Chief Lighting Technician

Tom Hannam

Art Director

Eva Harding

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Chris Harker

Rigging Grip

Zane Harker

Visual Effects

Peter Hart

Cg Supervisor

Sara Hartinger

Researcher

Michelle Harvey

Accounting Assistant

Jeremy Hattingh

Cgi Artist

Lionel Heath

Rotoscope Animator

Jonathan Hely-hutchinson

Art Director

Nawaal Hendricks

Set Costumer

Sisanda Henna

Assistant

Alan Hernandez

Cgi Artist

Hans Heymans

Cg Supervisor

Cara Hickson

Assistant

Dennis Hoffman

Visual Effects Supervisor

Genevieve Hofmeyr

Supervising Producer

Brian Holmes

Visual Effects

Brad Holtzman

Costumer

Deborah Hopper

Costume Designer

Peter D Hunt

Cgi Artist

Injoon Hwang

Cgi Artist

Allan Isted

Assistant Location Manager

Tommy Jaw

Cgi Artist

Manovigianek Jehman

Visual Effects

Simphiwe Jodwana

Other

Gregory John

Film Lab

Steve Johnston

Software Engineer

Frederick Jonck

Assistant

Lesley Jooste

On-Set Dresser

Abhishek Joshi

Cgi Artist

Mark Justison

Visual Effects

Miguel Kabantsov

Cgi Artist

Neehar Karnik

Software Engineer

Mark D. Katchur

Coordinator

Samantha Katzen

Makeup Artist

Film Details

Also Known As
Human Factor, The, Invictus - De oövervinnerliga, Invictus - Unbezwungen, Invictus - Voittamaton, Invictus - de uovervinnelige, Nenugalimas, Untitled (Nelson Mandela Project), Untitled Mandela Project, Yenilmez
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Biography
Sports
Adaptation
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Dragon Grips; Getty Images; Lynne Matthysen Catering; Malpaso Productions; Moonlighting Films; Panalux; Spyglass Entertainment Holdings, Llc; Technicolor; Technicolor Digital Intermediates; Warner Bros. Pictures
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD); Blitz-Cine Star; Empire; Garsu Pasaulio Irasai (GPI); Intercom; Norsk Filmdistribusjon; Sam Film; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Finland Oy; Sandrew Metronome Filmdistribution As; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Tuck; Village Roadshow Greece; Village Roadshow Limited; Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group; Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution; Warner Bros. Pictures International; Warner Sogefilms
Location
South Africa

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 14m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of two 2009 awards including Best Director and co-winner of the award for Best Actor (Morgan Freeman) by the National Board of Review (NBR).

Released in United States Winter December 11, 2009

Released in United States on Video May 18, 2010

Based on the book "Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game that Made a Nation" written by John Carlin; published by Penguin Press August 14, 2008.

Project was included on the 2007 Black List.

Released in United States Winter December 11, 2009

Released in United States on Video May 18, 2010

Nominated for two 2009 awards including Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role (Morgan Freeman) and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role (Matt Damon) by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).