Drama / Romance / War

IMDb Rating 7.1 10 186


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Mark Elderkin as Medic
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954.88 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
104 min
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1.92 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
104 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by lovegroveao 4 / 10 / 10

A bleak story lacking in detail

I was looking forward to this film, but was disappointed. I thought there was too much concentration on the brutality of the training and not enough on the war. I wanted some historical background as to why the communists in Angola presented a threat to apartheid, and why they needed to fight on the border. Also, the division between English speakers and Afrikaans was taken for granted with no explanation. Then there was what was a central theme, homosexuality. One boy traumatised by his experience as a young voyeur, and the other possibly sent for electrotherapy, I wasn't sure. I would have thought that a more satisfactory ending would have been the two helping to heal each other. No doubt being gay in that culture would be severely verboten, but the film surrenders to that prejudice rather than seeking a means to negotiate around it. The attraction between the two was ultimately rendered meaningless, both left isolated and unhappy. Ultimately, it was a very bleak story.

Reviewed by JohanMash1972 8 / 10 / 10


As an ex nationtional service man in South Africa this is a LOT OF BULL

Reviewed by pwmoores-49444 8 / 10 / 10

Harrowing and Gripping

I saw this film at the Glasgow Film Festival. The film is beautifully shot and tells the gripping tale of 16 year old Nicholas's two year of conscripted service in 1980's South African army. At the same time Nicholas is coming to terms with his sexuality. The film pulls no punches in setting out Nicholas's initial experiences. The acting by all concerned is very good and the film moves along at a reasonable pace. My only criticism is that the ending is a bit dragged out but overall that is minor as the film is a very good watch.

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