Moffie Film Review

A young man drafted into South Africa’s military, but he knows he is different and must keep himself hidden. However, when another recruit develops an intimate relationship with them, they are now both in danger.

Merged with the coarseness and robustness of toxic masculinity and the tenderness and sensitivity of unrestricted love, Moffie rapidly proved to be an exceptional new addition to a slightly basic genre.

For starters, behind the complications of the story’s events lies a really humble and heartbreaking love story that I believe any spectator can relate to. It was abundant with unforgiving life messages and empowering ones as well!!

The story had the ability to keep me invested till the very end while also wrecking each one of my nerves! And this is something I undeniably love!

My only criticism is that towards the ending, the story sort of dragged on. Up till that moment, the story had a really strong and powerful momentum with a steady pace but during those couple of scenes, something felt apathetic and unenthusiastic.

The way Moffie ended is really symbolic and figurative. The ending is open to different types of interpretations and understandings. I was really amazed because the whole narrative was suggesting otherwise.

In addition, Kai Luke Brummer and Ryan De Villiers, alongside a huge cast of wonderful performers, managed to masterfully bring life to their extremely diverse and complex characters. Brummer and De Villers’ on-screen presence was spot on as they successfully dominated each one of their scenes!!

All in all, Moffie is one hell of a provocative film that knows how to play with your emotions and leave you famished for more!

I highly recommend it!

A young man drafted into South Africa’s military, but he knows he is different and must keep himself hidden. However, when another recruit develops an intimate relationship with them, they are now both in danger.

Initial release: July 3, 2020
Director: Oliver Hermanus
Cinematography: Jamie Ramsay

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