As Nelson Mandela struggled for decades to survive in a South African prison, few ever expected that he would become the president of that nation. Once elected, Mandela steers a course toward reconciliation between the factions tearing the country apart, and he chooses, as one of his paths is through sport. The national rugby team, the Springboks, are loathed by many black South Africans as symbols of oppression. But the Springbucks are loved by the white South Africans as a symbol of their nation. Mandela invites Francois Pienaar, captain of the Springboks, to join forces with him and use the upcoming World Cup as a means to bring the country together.
Movie's Sermon General's Warning:
Invictus contains a brief instance of strong language.