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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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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

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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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As real as it could be.
26 October 2016 | by michaildarrynlerouxSee all my reviews

Lambent and artful, the picture is the most accurate depiction of the South African "number system". The term used by gangs, especially in prisons, to present order and influence in a world hidden from the ordinary.

The picture painstaking navigates the the lives of four young black (or more accurately, "Coloured", as one would term mixed-race people in South Africa) adolescent males beholden to an Apartheid regime that sought to ensure a certain death; socially and emotionally.

Reminiscent of Taylor Hackford's cult classic "Blood in, Blood out", the film will leave you speechless, showing a reality that was and still is.

Bravo!


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