Country:Südafrika 2019
Language:OF afrikaans m. dt. UT
Length:99 Minutes
Film series:African Film Days Cologne

Director :Hermanus, Oliver
Screenplay:Hermanus, Oliver


For a long time, Nicholas has known that he’s different, that something despicable and unacceptable is lurking within him. However, South Africa’s minority government is engaged in a conflict at the Angolan border and all young white men over 16 must serve two years in the military to defend the apartheid regime and its culture of toxic, racist machismo. The ‘black peril’ is a real and current threat. What’s wrong with Nicholas and others like him can be treated, cured and eradicated like a cancer. But just as fear is urging Nicholas to accept the terror in the hope of remaining invisible, a tender relationship with another recruit is becoming as dangerous as any enemy fire. The German premiere of MOFFIE will be screened as part of the QUEER FILM FESTIVAL.