South Africa, what were they thinking?
They put Beauty up for your entry to Academy for the Best Foreign Language Film? The Academy couldn't even cope with Brokeback Mountain.
We'll, they've got balls!
And so has this film. Beauty is not an easy watch but it lingers.
François (Deon Lotz) is a moderately successful business owner in a moderately successful relationship. At his daughter's wedding he becomes reacquainted with Christian (Charlie Keegan), the son of his old army buddy. François' difficulty in coming to terms with his sexuality plays out in a growing obsession with Christian.
Beauty is a creepy examination of the consequences of compounding the closet with masculine authority and a superiority complex. François can have sex with…