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Number 37 (2018)

Nommer 37 (original title)
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Entrapped in his apartment, Randal Hendricks, a recent paraplegic, is given a gift of binoculars by his devoted girlfriend, Pam. But Randal is in financial debt to Emmie, a sadistic loan ... See full summary »

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Nosipho Dumisa

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Nosipho Dumisa, Daryne Joshua (story by) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Irshaad Ally Irshaad Ally ... Randal Hendricks
Ephram Gordon Ephram Gordon ... Warren
Amrain Ismail-Essop Amrain Ismail-Essop ... Alicia
Elton Landrew Elton Landrew ... Pastor White
Deon Lotz ... Commander Gavin France
David Manuel David Manuel ... Lawyer
Monique Rockman Monique Rockman ... Pam Ismael
Danny Ross Danny Ross ... Emmie
Sandi Schultz ... Lieutenant Gail February
Matthew Van Leeve Matthew Van Leeve ... Smiley :)
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Entrapped in his apartment, Randal Hendricks, a recent paraplegic, is given a gift of binoculars by his devoted girlfriend, Pam. But Randal is in financial debt to Emmie, a sadistic loan shark, and when he witnesses a powerful criminal, named Lawyer, commit murder while observing his neighbours through binoculars, he initiates a treacherous blackmail scheme. Involving Warren, his halfwit friend with unabashed lust for Pam, is probably going to cost him, but with few people to turn to, Randal does it anyway and as circumstances become more complicated, Pam is embroiled in the unravelling chain of events. Before long, a detective, named Gail February comes snooping around the neighbourhood, looking for the missing corrupt cop - her partner. As Lawyer begins his own investigation in an attempt to find his blackmailer, Emmie compounds the pressure of his looming deadline, and Detective February's investigation draws her ever closer to Randal, the wheelchair-bound Randal must rely on the ... Written by Nosipho Dumisa

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One man's crime, is another man's opportunity

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My Review Of "Number 37"
16 December 2018 | by ASouthernHorrorFanSee all my reviews

The story is a stark crime story that plays on suspenseful thrusts of drama and intense characters. The cast give varied but strong performances. At times scenes feel forced against conflicting backdrops but inevitably that slight aspect seems as intentional as Hitchcock's "Rear Window". Dumisa shows a brilliance in this ability to mirror obvious influence of western filmmakers while never coming off as mimicry.

"Number 37" performs as a dark, off-quilter slow burner where action is concerned. There are moments when the suspense builds into actual thrills. However a lot of the violence and bloodshed acts more as aesthetic instead of pressure points in the film. Still enough thriller elements exist to really tease a Tarantino quality. Overall "Number 37" is a strong, contemporary crime thriller worth the watch.


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Country:

South Africa

Language:

Afrikaans

Release Date:

9 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Fenster zum Tod See more »

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$102,657
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Gambit Films, KykNET See more »
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