“Heart of Invictus” (2023) – Docuseries on Netflix: The Spirit of Overcoming in Sports

Heart of Invictus
Alice Lange
Alice Lange

Heart of Invictus” is a documentary series directed by Orlando von Einsiedel.

Are you looking for a feel-good documentary? “Heart of Invictus” is not that documentary, as it is a series filled with drama, suffering, and above all, pain – the pain of veterans who, after suffering serious combat injuries, come together to compete in the so-called Invictus Games, a Paralympic-style event for wounded veterans.

In Toronto, the games had a distinguished host, Prince Harry of Windsor, who himself served as a soldier in Afghanistan and now lends his image to promote this initiative that brings so much good to veterans.

This is not a documentary where everything is pleasant. It is a documentary that tells us about the hardships of veterans and how they daily cope with pain and suffering. It shows us how they have partially overcome this pain through sports.

Heart of Invictus

About the Documentary

Yes, we have Prince Harry, but he is not the main character. He merely lends his image to a documentary where the real protagonists are the veterans, who allow us to delve into their lives and struggles.

It is a well-made documentary that is not easy to watch. It takes us to Ukraine as well, before the Covid pandemic, when the conflict already existed. It even takes us through a kidnapping, the organization of the games, and the competitions.

What stands out the most about this documentary is its human aspect. It does not shy away from showing us the rawest moments and it does not hesitate to reveal the bitter face of war wounds.

It is worth watching thanks to its strong production quality and its honesty. It does not shy away from directly confronting the pain that these men and women live with as they strive to move beyond the pains of war, one day at a time.

If you are looking for an easy documentary about happiness, “Heart of Invictus” is not the film you are seeking.

Release Date

August 30, 2023

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Alice Lange is a content editor with an unbridled passion for all things film related. With her keen eye for detail and expert storytelling abilities, she has established herself as one of the most sought-after editors in the industry. Her work on MCM's film reviews has captivated audiences.
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