Oscar bait, anyone? This is the trailer for Invictus, directed by Clint Eastwood, starring beloved actor Morgan Freeman as beloved leader of South Africa Nelson Mandela. Hoping to unite his country in the wake of apartheid, Mandela calls on Springboks captain Francois Pienaar (Mmmatt Daaaamon) to get the country behind their rugby team during the 1995 World Cup hosted by South Africa. It’s basically Cinderella Team, or District 9 without the aliens.
Hot damn, I don’t know about you guys, but I’m already inspired as sh-t. Maybe it’s because I played college and men’s club rugby (you should’ve seen me, why, I bet I could kick a ball over those mountains), but actually it’s probably because of all the African choir music a la Paul Simon’s Graceland. You could play that music over a prison-rape scene and it’d feel life affirming.