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Mandela and de Klerk (1997)

PG-13
TV Movie | 114 min | Drama

On June 12, 1964, Nelson Mandela, along with numerous political detainees, was sentenced to life imprisonment in what remains the most sensational treason trial in the history of South Africa. The incarceration of Mandela and other ...See moreOn June 12, 1964, Nelson Mandela, along with numerous political detainees, was sentenced to life imprisonment in what remains the most sensational treason trial in the history of South Africa. The incarceration of Mandela and other political prisoners on Robben Island would become a symbol of the struggle to end apartheid and win freedom for the black majority in South Africa. On February 2, 1990, President F.W. De Klerk stood before Parliament and announced the legalization of the African National Congress and a host of other banned political organizations. At the same time, he announced that Nelson Mandela, having served twenty-seven years in prison, would be released within seven days. Yet the world, and indeed most South Africans, knew little about how this momentous occasion came to pass. Until now. This movie was filmed in South Africa. Most of the locations are those where the actual events took place, and the dramatized sequences are augmented with newsreel footage to ensure the most accurate portrayal possible of recent historical events. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment See less
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Sidney Poitier
Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela   See fewer
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Michael Caine
F.W. de Klerk F.W. de Klerk   See fewer
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Tina Lifford
Winnie Mandela Winnie Mandela   See fewer
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Gerry Maritz
P.W. Botha P.W. Botha   See fewer
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Ian Roberts
Kobie Coetsee Kobie Coetsee   See fewer
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James Gregory James Gregory   See fewer
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Walter Sisulu Walter Sisulu   See fewer
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Owen Sejake
Mlangeni Mlangeni   See fewer
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Niels Barnard (as André Jacobs) Niels Barnard (as André Jacobs)   See fewer
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Kykendal Kykendal   See fewer
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Willem de Klerk Willem de Klerk   See fewer
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Mhlaba Mhlaba   See fewer
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Kathrada Kathrada   See fewer
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Marike de Klerk Marike de Klerk   See fewer
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Motsoaledi Motsoaledi   See fewer
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Nomonde Gogi
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Chris Hani Chris Hani   See fewer
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Elize Meiring
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Regardt van den Bergh
Magnus Malan Magnus Malan   See fewer
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Vuyisile Bojana
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Eugene Terre'Blanche
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7.1 / 10 | 529 votes