Call Me Thief (Noem my Skollie)

  • Call Me Thief (Noem my Skollie)
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2016
Format : Feature
Running time : 150 (in minutes)

A true life drama of a young man in 1960's Cape Town who defeated all odds and became a storyteller in jail.

The story takes place in the 1960's on the impoverished Cape Flats in South Africa. Four boys form a teenage gang to protect themselves from bullying and rape and almost as soon as their childhood pact is declared do they begin the downward spiral to become hardened gangsters.
Some years later the gang leader, Abraham discovers in jail that he has a gift for telling stories and becomes the prison'cinema' which earns him respect and status whilst his best friend becomes the concubine of the cell boss.
On his release our storyteller begins to write his stories and develops a new lease on life with his childhood sweetheart, Jenny.
Meanwhile his gang buddies rope him into the murder of a taxi driver for which they will all be hung if proven guilty.

A film by Daryne Joshua

South Africa, 2016, Fiction, 2h30min | Crime, Drama

starring Dann-Jaques Mouton, Gantane Kusch, Austin Rose, Peter Butler, Hemelbesem, Oscar Peterson, Tarryn Wyngaard

Director: Daryne Joshua
Written by John W. Fredericks

Produced by David Max Brown and Moshidi Motshegwa

Production : Maxi-D TV productions

South Africa 2017 Oscars Contender


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  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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