TEMPS NOIR, FRANCE 5
TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD
Mandela’s legend is built in his absence, during his 27- year incarceration. In 1990, when Nelson Mandela is released, South Africa is waiting for their Messiah. He doesn’t know it yet, he is the most famous political prisoner of the Planet. Will he be up to the challenge?
The film evisits the genesis of a legend first built without the man itself, Mandela being jailed for 27 years. It is the story of a myth without a face, an international struggle against apartheid, popularised by political and pop culture figures all over the world. With a stabbing question: would Mandela be at the height?