Mandela and de Klerk
Written byRichard Wesley
Directed byJoseph Sargent
StarringSidney Poitier
Michael Caine
Music byCédric Gradus Samson
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
ProducerBernard Sofronski
CinematographyTobias A. Schliessler
EditorsDebra Karen
Benjamin A. Weissman
Running time114 minutes
Production companyShowtime Networks
Original release
ReleaseFebruary 16, 1997 (1997-02-16)

Mandela and de Klerk is a 1997 made-for-television drama film written by Richard Wesley and directed by Joseph Sargent. The film stars Sidney Poitier and Michael Caine. The film documents the negotiations between F.W. de Klerk and Nelson Mandela to end South African apartheid, and was nominated for numerous awards in 1997 and 1998.[1] It originally premiered on Showtime on February 16, 1997.



  1. ^ "Mandela and de Klerk". 16 February 1997 – via IMDb.