The South African film, Nommer 37 will debut at the South by South West (SXSW) International Film Festival on Saturday.
Nommer 37 is set in a fictional Cape Flats neighbourhood and plays homage to Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window.
Randall, a criminal recently crippled by an injury sustained in an unsavory deal gone-wrong. Wheelchair-bound and cooped up in his apartment in a rough Cape Town neighborhood, with no one to support him except his devoted girlfriend Pam. Randall is heavily indebted to a sociopathic loan shark named Emmie. With no way of paying the money back, he despairs for himself and Pam as Emmie violently demonstrates what will happen if Randall doesn’t settle his debt before the end of the week. However the gift of a pair of binoculars from Pam enables him to watch the shady comings and goings in the apartments across from his – initially it was intended as a toy for helping him kill time. However, this presents him with an opportunity to get his hands on the money he so desperately needs – but at great risk.
The film stars Irshaad Ally, Monique Rockman, Ephraim Gordon, David Manuel, and Sandy Schultz, and is written and is directed by Nosipho Dumisa. It is the first South African feature film to receive a world premiere at SXSW and to make the SXSW selection.
Watch the trailer here:
Nommer 37 will be released in local cinemas on 1 June 2018.