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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom


Dec 25, 2013

Latest Home Video

Mar 18, 2014

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Justin Chadwick


Idris Elba
Naomie Harris
Robert Hobbs
Terry Pheto


2013 The Weinstein Company

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In this bio-drama, Idris Elba plays Nelson Mandela. The film explores Mandela's extraordinary life accomplishments on his long walk to bring freedom to the indigenous people of South Africa.

Content Details

Why Is Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Rated PG-13?

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of violence and disturbing images, sexual content and brief strong language.

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Violence: Numerous scenes include beatings, gunfire, car burnings, dead bodies and bloody injuries. A man is arrested and beaten until he dies. A woman is accused of stealing from her employer. A woman accuses her husband of adultery. He responds by yelling and knocking her to the floor. Police open fire on a crowd of protesters, killing men, women and children. Blacks are forced into segregated neighborhoods. Characters blow up businesses and government buildings. A man is killed in one explosion. They use gasoline to start fires. Prisoners are shoved, yelled at and intimidated. A man makes crude comments about another man’s wife in order to start an argument. A tortured man’s screams can be heard. A woman is dragged from her home at night, beaten, stripped naked and imprisoned for many months. Characters throw rocks at soldiers. A man accused of being a traitor is chased and burned alive by his own people. Soldiers are engulfed in flames. Riots break out in the streets resulting in dead and injured characters.

Sexual Content: Laws forbid interracial relationships. Several brief sexual scenes include passionate kissing and undressing involving married and unmarried couples. A woman comments that a man has “lots of girlfriends.” A married woman is photographed with another man.

Language: The script contains some strong language including racial slurs and vulgar expressions, name-calling, profanities, scatological slang, cursing and a handful of other profanities.

Alcohol / Drug Use:Several characters, including Mandela, smoke and drink. A group of drunken prison guards force their prisoners to strip down and stand outside in the rain.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

14A Violence.
AB PG Violence. Mature Themes.
MB 14A Violence, Disturbing Content.
ON 14A Violence, Disturbing Content.
QC G Not Recommended For Young Children.
Not Rated

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Details on home video releases of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom...

Home Video Notes: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Release Date: 18 March 2014

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Ultraviolet) with the following extras:

- Mandela: The Leader You Know, The Man You Didn’t

- Feature Commentary With Director Justin Chadwick

- Behind-The-Scenes Featurettes

- Tribute Video Gallery

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