Kanarie

A winning combination of thoughtfulness and exuberance that could translate into international theatrical play beyond its fest run.

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Kanarie

A coming-of-age war musical about a small-town boy who gets chosen to serve his compulsory two-year military training in the South African Defense Force Choir and Concert group -- known as the "Canaries" -- during the height of the Apartheid regime.
Genre
Drama, Musical, War, LGBT
Runtime
120
Language
Afrikaans, English
Director
Christiaan Olwagen
Writer(s)
Charl-Johan Lingenfelder, Christiaan Olwagen
Cast
Schalk Bezuidenhout, Hannes Otto, Germandt Geldenhuys
FEATURED REVIEW
Jude Dry, indieWire

Drafted by the South African Army during apartheid, Johan lands a spot in the Kanaries, the military’s traveling choir, where a battlefield romance brings up his long-repressed sexual identity. Using Boy George and Depeche Mode as influences, this surprisingly fun musical examines the effects of ...

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