The movie “Invictus” is about to come out in the U.S. (December 11th) and I’m really excited to watch this movie (although I’m not sure if I will be able to watch it in El Salvador). The movie is based on the true story of how Nelson Mandela used the universal language of sport (rugby) to unite a racially and economically divided country (South Africa) in the 1990s.

Directed by Clint Eastwood, my favorite two actors, Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela and Matt Damon as the captain of the Springboks, play in this movie.

After spending 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela was finally released in 1991 and was elected as President of South Africa in 1994. With this election, infamous apartheid officially came to an end. Nevertheless, the country remained separated racially and economically. Mandela decided to use the 1995 Rugby World Cup event to unite the country together.

Check out the trailer below. It looks pretty awesome. I really hope it will be played in El Salvador…


The movie is actually based on the book titled “Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation.” The book looks very interesting too. If you are interested in this book, you can get it from the link below.

“His people needed a leader. He gave them a champion.”