NOMMER 37, well received by SA critics
It is a captivating tale of love, sacrifice and doing everything in your power to survive and will have you at the very edge of your seat with local crime thriller, NOMMER 37, which was released in cinemas earlier this
This Hitchcockian style film, by scriptwriter and first-time director, Nosipho Dumisa, was very well received by local audiences, media and film critics and compliments have been streaming in, non-stop, from various how many outcomes you try to predict, the twists become more and more.
This production, which had its world premiere at the International SXSW Film Festival in Texas, was selected to represent the country at the 18th annual
(NIFFF) in Switzerland from 6 to 14 July 2018. It was also recently announced that
also managed to clinch distribution deals for the film in China, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Japan.
NOMMER 37 is based on the SAFTA-award-winning short film of the same name,which was co-directed by Nosipho Dumisa and Travis Taute. Set in a dangerous and poverty-stricken neighbourhood of Cape Town, it tells the story of Randal Hendricks, a recent paraplegic, who is given a gift of binoculars by
his devoted girlfriend, Pam (Monique Rockman). But he is in financial debt to Emmie (Danny Ross), a sadistic loan shark, and when he witnesses a powerful criminal, named Lawyer (David Manuel), commit murder while observing his neighbours through his binoculars, he initiates a blackmail scheme in an attempt to settle his debt. With deception and greed around
every corner, what follows is a thrilling ride that puts both their lives in into chaos.
The film also stars Sandi Schultz, Deon Lotz, Elton Landrew, Ephraim Gordon and Amrain Ismail-Essop. It was produced by Bradley Joshua and Benjamin Overmeyer of South African production outfit
Gambit Films with
NOMMER 37 is a thrilling big-screen cinematic experience that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats until the credits start rolling and a scenarios, but you also understand where the characters are coming from.