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Clint Officially Has Another Winner On His Hands

There are certain undeniable truths in life. I’m beginning to believe that one of those is an amazing Clint Eastwood-directed movie every December. The first trailer for “Invictus” doesn’t change my mind. If you want to talk Oscar worthy, then look no further than this one.

  1. Larry
    October 31, 2009 at 12:16 PM

    As a South African, when I first heard that Clint Eastwood was directing a movie about the ’95 World Cup with Matt Damon as Francois Pienaar, the captain of the SA rugby team – my response was WTF??

    Yeah mixed feelings about this, Freeman looks impressive as Mandela, and Damon as Pienaar likewise (the SA accent is difficult to get, and Damon’s is a little too strong maybe but it’s still pretty good).

    The problem I have is the whole concept of the film is kinda misplaced. A victory in the rugby world cup by the South African team united and healed the nation, black and white and all that…well not quite. How could it?

    SA remains a place riven through with racism and hostility, the poor have gotten poorer in the last decade and a half since that famous victory and of course it has become one of the most dangerous places on earth, so much killing and rape and gang violence. Perhaps escapism into sporting festivals (including the upcoming world cup next year) is part of the problem.

    I wonder how South Africans will view the film, probably with the same mixed feelings as I have. Certainly it will be a box office smash in SA, I think for sure.

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