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Kai Luke Brummer Talks About The Ideology Of Superiority And Hate In Moffie [Exclusive Interview]

Kai Luke Brummer is the protagonist of the new film Moffie. A film that opens up about white men in the 80s being pushed to the ideology of superiority and hate. During the period of the Border War between South West Africa, today Namibia and Angola. 

The Synopsis

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 (Kai Luke Brummer, “Professionals”) must complete two years of compulsory military service to defend the Apartheid regime. The threat of communism and “die swart gevaar” (the so-called black danger) 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.

Kai Luke Brummer as “Nicholas” in Oliver Hermanus’ MOFFIE.

Kai Luke Brummer received International recognition since Moffie was presented at the 2019 Venice Film Festival. Brummer has appeared on television series like Deutschland 86, last year in the Syfy’s Sci Fi Vagrant Queen and action series Professionals. He was also seen in the film The Kissing Booth 2.

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Kai Luke Brummer as “Nicholas”

I connected with the actor Kai Luke Brummer via Zoom to talk about Moffie. He shared how this film hit close to home with his father having been part of this regime training while being a young adult around the same time the film takes place. In addition to how he prepared for the intense scenes and explains what Moffie means for Afrikaans. 

Moffie is now available in theaters and VOD

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