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.

Cast: Kai Luke Brummer, Ryan de Villiers, Matthew Vey, Stefan Vermaak, Hilton Pelser
Director: Oliver Hermanus
Written by: Oliver Hermanus, Jack Sidey
Music: Braam du Toit
Release date: Fri 13 Mar 2020
Language: Afrikaans, English
Running time: 103
Age restriction: 18  D L N P S V

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