Here's a tasty little something from South Africa with the trailer for award winning short film Nommer 37
. Co-directed by Nosipho Dumisa and Travis Taute the film's premise is a deliberate nod to Hitchcock's Rear Window
with the story transplanted to the gritty underbelly of the Cape Town and the results look absolutely fantastic.
Nommer 37 tells the story of
Randal (Irshaad Ally), a career criminal recently crippled by an injury sustained
during a shady deal gone horribly wrong. Wheelchair-bound and cooped up in his
apartment in a rough Cape Town neighbourhood, with no-one to support him except
his devoted girlfriend Pam (Shamilla Miller), Randal is heavily indebted to a ruthless
loan shark. With no way of paying the money back, he despairs for himself and
Pam. However the gift of a pair of binoculars enables him to watch the shady
comings and goings in the apartments across from his, which present him with an
opportunity to get his hands on the money he so desperately needs - but at great
Take a look at the trailer below!
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