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Winnie Mandela (2011)

Winnie (original title)
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A drama that chronicles the life of Winnie Mandela from her childhood through her marriage and her husband's incarceration.

Director:

Darrell Roodt

Writers:

Anne Marie du Preez Bezdrob (inspired by and based upon the book "Winnie Mandela: A Life"), André Pieterse (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Hudson ... Winnie Mandela
Terrence Howard ... Nelson Mandela
Elias Koteas ... Major de Vries
Wendy Crewson ... Mary Botha
Aubrey Poo Aubrey Poo ... Peter Magubane
Unathi Kapela Unathi Kapela ... Winnie (12 & 13)
Fezeka Ndlazilwana Fezeka Ndlazilwana ... Nancy (8)
Talitha Ndima Talitha Ndima ... Nancy (10, 20, 28 & 30)
Professor Mavuso Professor Mavuso ... Columbus Madikizela
Nomsa Xaba Nomsa Xaba ... Makhulu
Bongi Mdongwe Bongi Mdongwe ... Gertrude (as Bongi Mbongwe)
Tom Fairfoot ... BBC Reporter
Jonathan Rands Jonathan Rands ... Judge de Wet
Jennifer Steyn Jennifer Steyn ... School Inspector
Andre Van Der Merwe Andre Van Der Merwe ... School Inspector
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A drama that chronicles the life of Winnie Mandela from her childhood through her marriage and her husband's incarceration.

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Her courage inspired a nation. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and language
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Official Sites:

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Country:

South Africa | Canada

Language:

English | Xhosa

Release Date:

6 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Winnie Mandela See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$61,847, 8 September 2013

Gross USA:

$80,634

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,634
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Trivia

In the end credits, Neil Sandilands is credited as Dr. Hattingh although the role was played by Albert Maritz. See more »

Crazy Credits

In the end cast credits, actor Neil Sandilands is listed as playing the character 'Dr. Hattingh,' but then this is followed by the actress Antoinette Louw" as playing the character of his wife with a different spelling of her last name as 'Mrs. Hatingh.' See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.12 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

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Music & Lyrics by Yvonne Chaka Chaka & L.M.
Performed by Yvonne Chaka Chaka
Courtesy of Chaka Chaka Promotions CC 2007
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Great!
5 January 2014 | by notekskilsSee all my reviews

Great historical drama! When i first saw that Terrence Howard and Jennifer Hudson were playing the lead roles i was doubtful that they could pull off a creditable performance. Boy was i wrong! From what i know of the actual Mandela story, seeing how i have been following the real story since the apartheid protests began in the 60's, i would say that both Howard and Hudson channeled both Mandela and Winnie!! my only regret is the movie did not receive the acclaim that it deserved! I thought that Hudson did a great job in her acting debut in Dreamgirls. However, i thought that her performance in Winnie was far better! In Dreamgirls she(Hudson) was nominated for an academy award yet no mention for her excellent performance in Winnie!!


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