To be a moffie is to be weak, effeminate, illegal. 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 black race is at an all-time high. But that’s not the only danger Nicholas faces. He must survive the brutality of the army – something that becomes even more difficult when a connection is sparked between him and a fellow recruit.
Festivals and awards
Venice Film Festival 2019 / BIFA British Independent Film Awards 2019 / London Film Festival 2019 / Thessaloniki Film Festival 2019 – Winner of Mermaid Award / Tromsø International Film Festival 2020 / Guadalajara International Film Festival 2020;