From man to legend.
Berlin between black ice and camera flashes. Despite the unkind temperatures, fans and celebrities have flocked in. As well Horst Köhler, the former Federal President of Germany, has come because this evening, one of the most fascinating stories of the 20th century is going to be told on the silver screen. It is the story of a man who rose from a village boy to a freedom fighter. From revolutionary to president. From man to legend. It is the story of Nelson Mandela. He is reported to have said to producer Anant Singh, who had been his friend for almost twenty years: “Don’t worry, don’t bother me, I trust you.” That was how the most expensive cinema epic in South Africa was made.
His trust paid off. 'Mandela – Long Walk to Freedom' is now showing in cinemas all over the world and touching deep feelings everywhere.