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Oliver Hermanus

MOFFIE

South Africa, United Kingdom / 2021 / 104’

Oliver Hermanus
To be a ‘moffie’ means to be weak, effeminate.
In 1981, a young gay teenager, Nicolas, 16, is due
to do his military service in the South African
Defence Force on the Angolan border. South
Africa’s racist and segregated white minority
government is involved in a conflict with
communist Angola to stop the ‘black menace’.
Nicolas is sent to the front. He has to face the
horrors of war and the brutality of the army. His
situation is made even more difficult by the fact
that he is having an affair with another soldier.
Tahar Chikhaoui (Extrait du catalogue du Festival des
cinémas d’Afrique des Pays d’Apt)

Director

Oliver Hermanus

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