Vossie Vergas Homself – South Africa

(Vossie Kills Himself)

Short Film

  • Date: Sunday – 17th March 2019
  • Time: 15:43
  • Venue: Uganda Museum – Exhibition Hall
  • Director: Philip Nolte

When Vossie decides that today will be his last day on planet earth, his plan to kill himself is interrupted by an unexpected visitor.

Vossie is depressed. Life has given him more than he bargained for. That is why he decides to park his car in a deserted field and put an end to his life. As the sorrowful Vossie prepares himself for death he hears a knock on his window. He sees the eccentric Antie standing there, and this woman has plans of her own. The more he tries to convince her to leave, the more she protests. Eventually Vossie decides to listen to what Antie has to say.

This dark comedy is a glimpse of an unexpected encounter between two people from different backgrounds, and how their lives become involuntarily intertwined. It is through their shared experiences that they inevitably learn something from each other. The big question remains: Is Vossie going to kill himself?

Vossie Vergas Homself


The Amakula International Film Festival is presented by
Bayimba Cultural Foundation in partnership with The DOEN Foundation, Africalia, Kampala Film School and the Uganda Museum.