MOFFIE MOVIE TRAILER
PERIOD SET QUEER DRAMA
Continuing our international updates, today we're moving down to South Africa and their Bafta nominated movie MOFFIE set in the Apartheid South Africa, which will be released in USA April 9th on VOD and selected
theatres. Written and directed by Oliver Hermanus, the movie explores the life of a closeted young boy serving his mandatory military service in 1980s South Africa, and exposes the psychological violence of institutionalized homophobia.
|After playing around the world Moffie airs in USA April
Nicholas (Kai Luke Brummer) has long known he is different, that there is something shameful and unacceptable in him that must stay hidden, denied even. But South Africa's minority government are embroiled in conflict at the Angolian border and all white young men over 16 must serve two years of compulsory military service. The communism is the real and present threat; what is wrong with Nicholas and others like him can be rooted out, treated
and cured like a cancer. But just when fear
pushes Nicholas to accept unspeakable horrors in the hopes of staying
invisible, a tender relationship with another recruit becomes as
dangerous for them both as any enemy fire.
|The title of the film is a derogatory word for a homosexual in Africaans