‘Moffie’ - A conscript in the border war in Angola is already facing a brutish two years in the South African Defence Force when things get more complicated—with a fellow recruit.
Fri 13 Mar 2020|
|Running time:||103 (1h43’)|
The year is 1981 and South Africa’s white minority government is embroiled in a conflict on the southern Angolan border. Like all white boys over the age of 16, Nicholas Van der Swart must complete two years of compulsory military service to defend the apartheid regime. The threat of communism and the “Swart Gevaar” (“black danger”) is at an all-time high.
But, that’s not the only danger Nicholas faces. He must survive the brutishness of the army—something that becomes even more difficult when a connection is sparked between him and a fellow recruit.
Based on (novel) by André Carl van der Merwe.
||Drama, Romance, War
||Kai Luke Brummer, Ryan de Villiers, Matthew Vey, Stefan Vermaak, Hilton Pelser
||Oliver Hermanus, Jack Sidey
||Braam du Toit |
||Eric Abraham, Jack Sidey|
|Country / Year:
||South Africa, UK, 2019 |
‘Moffie’ is Oliver Hermanus’s fourth feature movie since his debut in 2009.
His first feature, ‘Shirley Adams,’ premièred in competition at the 62nd Locarno Film Festival. His second, ‘Skoonheid,’ featured in the ‘Un certain regard’ competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival, winning the Queer Palm award. His third, ‘The Endless River,’ premièred in competition at the 72nd Venice Film Festival. It was the first South African film to ever be invited to the official competition.