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Skoonheid

A man leading a double life finds his obsessions leading him in a dark, troubling direction in this drama from South African filmmaker Oliver Hermanus. Francois (Deon Lotz) is a South African businessman in his mid-forties who on the surface seems to be an ordinary, happily married, and respectable citizen. But beneath the surface Francois seethes with resentment; as an Afrikaner, he distrusts and dislikes the blacks who have risen to political power since the end of apartheid, and while he's openly homophobic, he's sexually attracted to men and takes part in periodic group sex sessions with other white, married men. While attending his daughter's wedding, Francois sees Christian (Charlie Keegan), the handsome twenty-something son of a longtime family friend, and he quickly becomes obsessed. Francois pays a visit to Christian's parents to find out more about him, and begins following the younger man as he struggles with his desires. Francois is attracted to Christian, but he also sees in him a man who is comfortable with himself and the world around him, and his lust eventually gives way to a hatred that seems poised to explode into violence.
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Deon Lotz
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A man leading a double life finds his obsessions leading him in a dark, troubling direction in this drama from South African filmmaker Oliver Hermanus. Francois (Deon Lotz) is a South African businessman in his mid-forties who on the surface seems to be an ordinary, happily married, and respectable citizen. But beneath the surface Francois seethes with resentment; as an Afrikaner, he distrusts and dislikes the blacks who have risen to political power since the end of apartheid, and while he's openly homophobic, he's sexually attracted to men and takes part in periodic group sex sessions with other white, married men. While attending his daughter's wedding, Francois sees Christian (Charlie Keegan), the handsome twenty-something son of a longtime family friend, and he quickly becomes obsessed. Francois pays a visit to Christian's parents to find out more about him, and begins following the younger man as he struggles with his desires. Francois is attracted to Christian, but he also sees in him a man who is comfortable with himself and the world around him, and his lust eventually gives way to a hatred that seems poised to explode into violence.

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Rating:
18 LSNV
Director:
Oliver Hermanus
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false
Zone:
Region 2

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Superb - Un certain regarde worthy!

This was an exceptional film. Very eerie the way the scenes are connected. I was watching it with my partner and he first recognized a part in Bloemfontein. Later on we started recognizing more and more until the end where he is in the waterfront. This has its flaws as I come from Bloem and guys kissing each other in the Spur? Ain't gonna happen. Still proud it got to Cannes.

Skoonheid

Was extremely disappointed by this movie. Heard such great reviews and regret acquiring it - even worse, watching it. It is a matter of taste, but not mine at all.

Great movie!

Can be quite disturbing for the faint-at-heart, but great otherwise.

Very bad taste

no warnings of the nature of this #*@%.

Devastating

Devastating and superbly executed. If there was a 6 on the scale I would have awarded it to Skoonheid.

Brilliant!

What a brilliant movie! No wonder it won the Palm d'Or award. To anon from Harrysmith, do you have similar issues when people are killed in movies, which is basically every second movie? I don't identify with murderers in movies, and therefor do not have 'moral' isues watching such movies. Similarly, I do not identify with the married man who wants to have s*x with another guy - and can appreciate the movie objectively. Maybe this is exactly what the movie was trying to tell you?

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I found this movie utterly disgusting and in bad taste. Definately not for people with high moral values.

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