Invictus Soundtrack (

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Rating: 7.30/10 from 168000 votes
Tags: haka, nelson mandela
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Invictus - L'invincibile

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Nelson Mandela's (Morgan Freeman) release from prison and his ascent to a democratically-elected President of South Africa marks a radical change in the country. This change away from Apartheid will not be easy for anyone in the country, but Mandela must figure out how to galvanize the residents of the country together.

Because of his love of the game, Mandela places his support behind the Springboks, the national rugby team. South Africa is hosting the 1995 Rugby World Cup, that being the only reason the Springboks are even competing in the tournament as its years on the sideline of world rugby events has not made it world ranked.

The Springboks were previously considered the team of white South Africa, and as such was denounced by Mandela when he was in prison. But he does whatever he can to make it the team of all South Africa. He needs the support of the Springboks and its Captain Francois Pienaar (Matt Damon) to achieve his unrealistic goal of the Springboks winning the World Cup, even against such rugby powerhouses the All-Blacks representing New Zealand.

Mandela tries to inspire Pienaar to lead by example, much like Mandela has. Beyond Mandela's dream, his racially mixed security team has the added pressure of protecting him at the Springboks' matches while he places himself in potentially unprotectable situations.

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Invictus 9,000 Days
Clint Eastwood: Performer
Dina Eastwood: Lyrics
Overtone: Performer
Overtone: Performer
Gobingca George Mxadana: Traditional arranged
The Crossing (Osiyeza)
Johnny Clegg: Writer
Overtone: Performer
Anderlecht Champion
Armath: Writer
Overtone: Performer
Hamba Nathi
Overtone: Performer
God Defend New Zealand
Thomas Bracken: (1876) poem
Nkosi Sikelel iAfrika
Die Stem van Suid-Afrika
World in Union '95
World in Union '95
Charlie Skarbek: Performer

User reviews

Stephanie Gonzalez

The music during the rugby matches builds tension and excitement, perfectly complementing the on-screen action and drama.

Mary Campbell

The soundtrack of Invictus perfectly captures the emotional journey of Nelson Mandela from his release from prison to becoming the President of South Africa.

Dorothy Hill

The music elegantly conveys the hope and optimism that Mandela brings to the country as it transitions away from Apartheid.

Susan Adams

The themes of unity and reconciliation are beautifully reflected in the musical compositions, creating a powerful and moving listening experience.

Donald Allen

The soundtrack effectively underscores the pivotal role that rugby plays in uniting the divided nation, especially through the support of the Springboks.

Betty Garcia

The emotional crescendos in the score mirror Mandela's inspirational leadership and his ability to bring people together through the power of sports.

Betty Evans

The soundtrack of Invictus effectively captures the emotional journey of Nelson Mandela and the country of South Africa during a pivotal moment in history. The music enhances the inspirational themes of unity, perseverance, and reconciliation portrayed in the film.

Sarah Martinez

The musical score in Invictus often feels disconnected from the on-screen action, failing to enhance the storytelling or evoke the appropriate emotions in the audience. The lack of synchronization between the music and the narrative diminishes the impact of pivotal moments in the film, leaving a sense of missed opportunities for deeper engagement.

Linda Clark

The use of traditional African instruments in the score adds an authentic and cultural depth to the film, enhancing the storytelling.

Kimberly Williams

Overall, the soundtrack of Invictus is a standout element of the film, enhancing the storytelling and emotional impact of Mandela's journey.

Richard Evans

The soundtrack of Invictus perfectly captures the emotional journey of Nelson Mandela's release from prison to becoming the President of South Africa. The music beautifully conveys the sense of hope and unity that Mandela strives to instill in the country.

Emily Rodriguez

The soundtrack of Invictus relies heavily on clichéd and predictable musical motifs, making it feel formulaic and uninspired. The repetitive use of certain themes throughout the film becomes tiresome and detracts from the overall viewing experience, failing to elevate the storytelling or add layers of complexity to the characters and their struggles.

Donna Hernandez

The uplifting and inspiring melodies in the soundtrack evoke the themes of reconciliation and overcoming adversity, mirroring Mandela's efforts to unite the nation through supporting the Springboks. The music enhances the storytelling and brings depth to the struggles and triumphs depicted in the film.

Richard Walker

The uplifting and triumphant melodies in the soundtrack perfectly underscore the moments of hope, resilience, and triumph depicted in the film. The music helps to convey the emotional impact of Mandela's leadership and the Springboks' journey, making the audience feel connected to the characters and their struggles.

Susan Allen

The soundtrack of Invictus fails to capture the emotional depth and complexity of Nelson Mandela's journey towards reconciliation and unity in post-Apartheid South Africa. The music feels generic and lacks the gravitas needed to convey the weight of the historical events depicted in the film.

Karen Young

The blend of traditional African music with orchestral arrangements in the soundtrack creates a rich and authentic musical landscape that reflects the cultural diversity and heritage of South Africa. The use of indigenous instruments and vocal performances adds depth and authenticity to the storytelling.

Melissa Hill

Overall, the soundtrack of Invictus is a powerful and moving accompaniment that elevates the emotional impact of the story, making it a memorable and essential component of the film's success.