Trailers are designed to thrill the viewers, to make them want to watch a film, to crave for it. But it usually takes a huge display of screen titles, music riped off from the Inception score and a selection of the best bits of the movie. But for Nelson Mandela, it is different.
For little more than a minute, all it takes is a touching voice-over by Idris Elba, while we see him playing the South African walking with kids. That’s it. Watch this trailer, and I assure you that you will start counting the days until the film is released.
Great story, great actors.
And great man.
- Idris Elba at Long Walk to Freedom premiere (telegraph.co.uk)
- “He Was Relentless”:Idris Elba Talks About What He Shares In Common With Nelson Mandela & What He Hopes To Learn (madamenoire.com)
- Mandela remains ill, can’t speak, Winnie says (bigstory.ap.org)