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Noem My Skollie: Call Me Thief (2016)

A film based on the true life story of a young man who becomes a storyteller in jail.

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Daryne Joshua
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sandi Schultz ... Kettie
Tarryn Wyngaard Tarryn Wyngaard ... Jenny (as Tarynn Wyngaard)
Dann Jaques Mouton Dann Jaques Mouton ... Abraham
Gershwin Mias Gershwin Mias ... Shorty
Christian Bennett Christian Bennett ... Gif
Gantane Kusch Gantane Kusch ... Gimba
Austin Rose Austin Rose ... Young AB
Lee Roodt Lee Roodt ... Oeg
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Storyline

When young Abraham gets arrested for a petty crime he raises his status in prison by captivating the hardened gangsters with his knack for telling stories. He becomes the "prison cinema" whilst his childhood friend becomes the concubine of a gang boss. On their release from jail 'AB' finds romance with his childhood sweetheart and starts a new path in life as a writer but his friends rope him into a murder for which they all face the hang-man's noose. Set in Cape Town, South Africa in the 1960s. The film is based on the life story of the scriptwriter Mr. John W. Fredericks Written by David Max Brown

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Everyone has gift: Every gift has a price

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

South Africa

Language:

Afrikaans

Release Date:

2 September 2016 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

Call Me Thief See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Town, South Africa

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Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)
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Maxi-D TV Productions See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Official submission of South Africa for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 89th Academy Awards in 2017. See more »

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brilliant
5 October 2016 | by theebiancahansenSee all my reviews

In all honesty, I am one of those people who see a local production film pop up and think..."oh my word what are these South African's trying". At first glance without full knowledge of the background of this film, and just judging its cover I had the same summary, until I actually watched the movie. It was intense, thrilling and so touching that at some moments I felt my eyes fill with tears. This movie had me glued from the start until the end. Well done to the author, your life story is amazing and I am so glad you have shared it with the world. I would recommend this movie to everyone, young and old. It is inspiring and carries a message for all.


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