Spying on Susana

© ROBERT NKAMBO
Genre : Comedy
Type : Fiction
Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2013
Format : Feature

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This is the first ever full feature Ugandan Comedy film in which Mose (Anthony Itwara) together with a crazy friend Max (Godwin Otwoma) jump into a deadly spying mission on Mose's wife Susana (Esther Jacum) suspected to be going out with her new boss Mike (Fagil Mandy). After discovering a load of cash, their spying mission turns ugly when a suspicious Goliath (Charles Kabogoza) and the police are after the two. It is a production of Mediavision Productions, Uganda's undisputed film production studio existing to produce and distribute entertaining and educative films' to Uganda's audience.The film is written and directed by Nkambo Robert the maker of Kadogo, Catch us If You Can and Kyosiga's Dream.


Spying on Susana is a 100 minute film about Mose a middle aged man who suspects that his wife Susana is moving out with her new boss Mike..  With the help of his best friend Max, he sets out on a spying mission to find the truth.  However when the two land on a stash of stolen cash, they get sucked into a conspiracy.  They become a target of a mysterious Goliath and two relentless police officers who seem to have their own agenda.  



 



The film opens with Mose running out of a church wedding. He is running away from a fat bride.  Mose jumps into one of the wedding cars and drives away.  The fat woman tries one of the cars but it fails to start.  She runs after Mose on foot.  This is just a dream Mose is narrating to a friend Max as they play darts at Mose's home one evening.  They sit down at dinner and during dinner Susana receives a mysterious phone call.  She leaves the table to hold a private talk with her boss Mike.  Mose is not happy.  After dinner during bedtime the two have a hot quarrel over the telephone call that Susana received at dinner.



Early morning next day Susana's boss Mike comes home to pick her.  She is excited.  Mose jumps into the car boot and off they drive.  They end up at Mike promotions their work place to pick some items for a function.  They enter the building as Mose sneaks after them.  In Mike's office Mose hides under a desk.  As Susana and Mike prepare themselves to leave for the ceremony, Mike realizes that money to be used for the function is missing. He immediately orders to have all gates locked and calls up security.  When security turns up, a thorough search of the entire building is carried out.  At time security discovers that the back gate is open.  Mose used this gate to jump out of the building into a nearby bush. While in the bush Mose is joined by Max.  



In the meantime Susana and Mike head to the hotel for the ceremony.  While in the bush Mose and Max uncover a briefcase full of money.  They choose to take it as they proceed to truck the movements of Susana. A strange man Goliath enters the same bush where Max and Mose were hiding.  He is seen to be very mad after coming out of the bush.  His money is missing.  Goliath finds Max and Mose at a road junction waiting to pick a taxi.  Goliath identifies the briefcase and claims it form Mose.  The three fight for the briefcase and Goliath is overpowered.. Max and Mose run away with the briefcase as Goliath runs after them.  Mose and Mike run into a residential area where they hide into garbage bins.  While in the garbage bin a woman pour garbage on Max forcing him to jump out and start running.  At that time Goliath sees these two and runs after them.  They run into a hospital.  Max and Mose rush to hide into a patient room.  The patient in this room is unfortunately passing away.  Mose chooses to provide medical help as Max watches over the door.  The briefcase is placed on the patient's bed.  Suddenly a nurse walks into the patient's room.  Mose and Max hide under the next hospital bed.  The patient dies and taken to the mortuary with his property including the briefcase.  As the body is taken to the mortuary, Goliath sees the briefcase on the bed.  Goliath turns to go after the briefcase finding its way to the mortuary. Goliath is denied access to the mortuary and advised to get a pass from the mortuary officer.  When Goliath Mose and Max try their lack but denied entry.  



Moments later Max and Mose return to the mortuary as different people.  Max is a nurse pushing Moses lying on a stretcher as a cadaver. They are easily allowed to get into the mortuary.  They search everywhere until Max finds the briefcase. Before walking out of the mortuary, 2 medical students get access into the mortuary to pick a cadaver for their practical study.  Mose has to lie back on a stretcher as a cadaver and unfortunately he is picked and taken.  Max later leaves the mortuary with the briefcase to look for Mose.  At the same time Goliath receives a pass to the mortuary and heads for the mortuary.  Goliath spots Max having a briefcase and advances to grab him.  Goliath is blocked by other nurses.  Because he fights so hard, he is mistaken to be a patient with a mental disability.  Goliath is dragged for treatment.  He is given a tranquillizer rendering him unconscious.  At the same time Mose runs out of a lecture room shortly before cutting.  Mose links up with Max and the two run out of the hospital.  



They walk to a small town into a market by buy clothes.  They end up in an elegant boutique owned by an Indian businessman.  They select the most expensive outfits and approach the counter for payment.     At the counter, an old man having an identical briefcase with Mose is clearing his bill.  He accidentally picks the briefcase belonging to Mose and walks out.  At that time Mose opens his briefcase to pay their bill and only to find a red dress.  At that moment they realize the old man picked their briefcase but he is already driving away.  They run out of the shop to get hold of the old man without paying.  The shop owner screams and calls police.   



Mose and Max pick a nearby bicycle to follow the old man on a bicycle.  The man parks his car and walks down to a restaurant.  He is spotted by Goliath at a telephone booth.  Goliath follows the old man to the restaurants and watches over him..  At that time Mose and Max get to the spot the old man's car and eventually spot the old man sited in one restaurant with the briefcase. Mose sneaks under the tables then picks the briefcase and off he runs.  Goliath advances to the old man and forces him to open the briefcase.  The briefcase only has a few belongings to the old man.  Goliath turns to run after Max and Mose.  They run through a small town into a residential area, maize mill where they briefly have a fight.  Goliath is dipped into a pool of maize flour.  They continue with the race and run into a small crowd performing a circumcision textual.  Mose and Max run through but while Goliath is trapped by the crowd and circumcised.



At this time police is driving all over the place looking for Max and Mose.  The police spots Max and Mose walking through a certain small residential area.  Max and Mose run as police officers abandon their car to run after them.  They run to hide inside a guest house.  They enter to hide inside a guest room.  Shortly after they enter the guest room, a newly wedded couple enters it forcing them to dash for the wash room inside the same room.  The couple jumps onto the bed and get cozy attempting to make love.  The police officer suddenly opens the door only to find a newly wedded couple in bed.   The police walk away but shortly Max and Mose are pushed out of the same room.  Mose and Max run out of the guest house into a residential area.  Police is after them into a residential area.  The police pursue Max and Mose through a bush a forest.  At this point Max and Mose are arrested as they fail to cross over a water fall but later manage   to escape from the police using a hot trick.



As Mose and Max walk back to town, they enter into a conflict.  Max wants to abandon the spying mission and get his share of the money.  The two fight.  Max is beaten seriously and left lying on the ground helpless.  Mose gets a taxi to the hotel to find Susana.



Max manages to get up. He tries to find some help.  He walks to a public phone to make a call.  Unfortunately he's arrested by Goliath and tortured to disclose where the briefcase is.  After getting information from Max, Goliath picks a taxi to the hotel.  



At the hotel, Mose is struggling to find his way into the room where his wife Susana is.  He sneaks through the kitchen after disguising his identity as a waitress.  Mose moves into the room to place a hearing device in Susana's bag to record the conversation.  Mose proceeds to a spot where he can monitor and capture the movements of Susana.  He takes pictures of Susana and Mike as they talk.  According to the conversation, nothing worrying is actually going on apart from administrative issues. 



At that time Goliath arrives at the hotel.  He finds his way to the room where the function is taking place.  On getting there Goliath is known almost to everyone including Mike.  He is actually a staff of Mike and was expected to be apart of the function.  Goliath has little interest in the function and lies to his boss that he just got involved in an accident.  He walks out of the room and out of the hotel.  As he walks out he spots Mose's sunglasses on the ground to the kitchen.  He follows the possible traces of Mose through the back gate of the kitchen and finds Mose at the balcony watching the action.  The two fight for the briefcase and Mose is overpowered by Goliath.  Goliath goes away with the briefcase.  A chef spots Mose thinking it's a working colleague. On realizing it's a man the chef calls police.  



As Goliath walks out of the briefcase with a briefcase, he is intercepted by Max.  Max has a chisel and ready to cut Goliath.  Max scares Goliath back into the hotel and finally meets Mose.  A fight kicks off which results into Goliath being pushed over the balcony into the crowd with the briefcase.  The crowd is shocked to see a falling man.  Mike identifies him as a staff member and fires him immediately after realizing that he in possession of a briefcase stolen from his office.  Goliath is arrested on orders from Mike. Mike and Mose are given cash rewards for allegedly claiming to be running after the thief.  The party continues and the movie ends.   


This is the first ever full feature Ugandan Comedy film in which Mose (Anthony Itwara) together with a crazy friend Max (Godwin Otwoma) jump into a deadly spying mission on Mose's wife Susana (Esther Jacum) suspected to be going out with her new boss Mike (Fagil Mandy). After discovering a load of cash, their spying mission turns ugly when a suspicious Goliath (Charles Kabogoza) and the police are after the two. It is a production of Mediavision Productions, Uganda's undisputed film production studio existing to produce and distribute entertaining and educative films' to Uganda's audience.The film is written and directed by Nkambo Robert the maker of Kadogo, Catch us If You Can and Kyosiga's Dream.

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