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Uploaded on Jan 15, 2010
Oscar-nominee Sophie Okonedo brings the life of one of the most extraordinary and controversial figures in recent history to the screen.
Mrs Mandela is a triumph, a tragedy and an unravelling love story, charting Winnie Mandela's progression from innocent country girl to politicised fighter against apartheid; from adoring wife to revolutionary firebrand.
Shot on location in and around Soweto, the film focuses on the development of the relationship between Winnie and her husband, Nelson Mandela, from their brief courtship in the Fifties to the aftermath of Nelson's release from prison in 1990. It is a subtle exploration of a remarkable relationship set against the backdrop of one of the greatest political struggles of the 20th century.