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    Call Me Thief

    Directed by Daryne Joshua
    South Africa | 150 minutes | International Premiere | Awards Buzz-Best Foreign Language Film

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    Call Me Thief

    Directed by Daryne Joshua
    South Africa | 150 minutes | International Premiere | Awards Buzz-Best Foreign Language Film

  • View Trailer

    Call Me Thief

    Directed by Daryne Joshua
    South Africa | 150 minutes | International Premiere | Awards Buzz-Best Foreign Language Film

  • View Trailer

    Call Me Thief

    Directed by Daryne Joshua
    South Africa | 150 minutes | International Premiere | Awards Buzz-Best Foreign Language Film

  • View Trailer

    Call Me Thief

    Directed by Daryne Joshua
    South Africa | 150 minutes | International Premiere | Awards Buzz-Best Foreign Language Film

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    Call Me Thief

    Directed by Daryne Joshua
    South Africa | 150 minutes | International Premiere | Awards Buzz-Best Foreign Language Film

Joshua’s authentic portrait of South Africa’s lawless Cape Flats in the 1960s is as much about the human need for stories as a realistic look at gang behavior. Once imprisoned, Abraham finds his gift for storytelling helps him survive… Based on screenwriter John Fredericks’ own life.

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film synopsis

Daryne Joshua's portrait of life on the mean streets of Cape Town's lawless Cape Flats in the 1960s is as much a paean to the human need for stories-and storytellers-as it is a realistic look at youthful gang behavior. Barely into their teens, Abraham (Austin Rose) and his three friends form a gang, more out of self-preservation than malice. As they grow up, Abraham (now played by an intense Dann-Jaques Mouton) and his gang evolve into petty thieves, and soon he is in prison. It is there that his gift for telling stories protects him from the worst that prison life has to offer. Once he's out, he hopes to get these stories down on paper-if, that is, society allows him a chance...

Based on screenwriter John W. Fredericks' own life, Abraham's story is punctuated by raw violence and desperation, but Joshua's direction also emphasizes hope and humanity. This is powerful stuff, made doubly so by the film's perfect recreation of the '60s period detail and Mouton's riveting performance.

film details

Original Language Title: Noem my skollie
Country: South Africa
Year: 2016
Running Time: 150 minutes
Premier Status: International Premiere
Language: Afrikaans
Subtitles: Yes
Director: Daryne Joshua
Producers: David Max Brown, Moshidi Motshegwa
Principal Cast: Dann-Jaques Mouton, Gantane Kusch, Tarryn Wyngaard, Christian Bennett, Austin Rose
Cinematographers: Zenn van Zyl
Editor: Simon Beesley
Music: Kyle Shepherd
Screenwriter: John W. Fredericks

guests in attendance

Daryne Joshua – Director

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