Mandela and Deklerk (1997)


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In this historical docudrama, South African president Fredrick Willem De Klerk institutes the reforms that abolish apartheid and release Nelson Mandela from nearly 30 years in prison. Together they shared a Nobel Peace Prize in 1992.

Rating: PG-13 (violence)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Richard Wesley
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 3, 2005
Hallmark Entertainment



as Nelson Mandela

as F.W. De Klerk

as Winnie Mandela

as P.W. Botha

as Kobie Coetsee

as Sgt. Gregory

as Walter Sisulu

as Marike De Klerk
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Charts the arduous journey to a free and democratic South Africa.

Full Review… | August 26, 2002
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Audience Reviews for Mandela and Deklerk

not a great film, but some good performances by sidney poitier and micheal caine. worth watching if you want to know more about south africa.


the film offers mildly good performances by poitier and caine, both of whom offer more in the realm of emotion than in the realm of accuracy. but the film itself is not emotionally tuned, leaving the charismatic leads out of place and making the film look like a dry history lesson, merely summarizing the events that lead to the end of apartheid. this movie's biggest flaw is the lack of imagination in the script and in its direction. if this film had focused more on the emotional timbre of its subject matter, it would have been a lasting success.

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