Synopsis by Rovi
In 1980s South Africa, it is compulsory for white males aged sixteen and above to serve in the military for two years. Nicholas (Kai Luke Brummer) signs up in 1981, a time of political turmoil in the country: the white minority is locked in a conflict at the Angolan border, and the threats of communism and “the black danger” are at its most potent. He, however, has more important things to worry about. The military is not a place for someone like him, and it doesn’t help that he starts to forge a mutual understanding with a fellow recruit while he is inside. Directed by Oliver Hermanus.
Apartheid, bully, forbidden-love, homophobia, homosexual, military, sexual-awakening, social-injustice, training