Hostage

Hostage South African Cinema
KEY CREW & CAST
Director Michele Hartslief Cast Innocent “Popo” Gumede
Producer Mitch Dyter Dumi Shongwe
Writer Lorraine Philbrick Pepsi Mabizela
DOP Michele Hartslief Vincent Vilakazi
Editor Theresa Brown Zanele Nyidi
Sound Simon Bleakley Sylvia Makhathini
Y.O.P 1980’s
Running Time 69 min
Language isiZulu
Genre Crime / Drama
SYNOPSIS

Bra Jack and his two underlings, Jabu and Thabi, decide to blackmail a young local businessman by the name of Ben. Their plan is to use one of his warehouses at the harbour to store a shipment of drugs coming in soon.

Ben, proving himself an upstanding citizen, refuses to cooperate. This is until his wife, Thuli, is kidnapped by the crooks.

Ben turns to his friend, Michael, who helps the young man come up with a plan to rescue his wife. At a trade-off at the harbour, one of the underlings is shot. Jack and his concubine manage to escape but ultimately Ben is reunited with his wife once more.

Hostage South African Cinema

Hostage South African Cinema

Abathumbi

Abathumbi South African Cinema

KEY CREW & CAST
Director Tonie van der Merwe Cast Innocent “Popo” Gumede
Producer Oubaas Olivier Jabulani Luthuli
Writer Pat Johnstone Victor Nhleko
DOP Tonie van der Merwe Khelekani Magubane
Sound Foxy Hand Sthembiso Mthembu
Y.O.P 1980’s Bongo Nyawo
Running Time 61 min Thokozani Jele
Language isiZulu Bheki Malinnga
Genre Crime/ Drama
SYNOPSIS

A mysterious gangster known only as “Boss” infiltrates the home of a local pastor with a devious scheme to abduct the pastor’s nephew. In order to get a heavy ransom from the boy’s wealthy father, he is let down by the ineptitude and incompetence of his two underlings.

The young nephew, together with his two cousins, work cleverly together and with the help a good Samaritan neighbour manage to defeat the crooks.

Abathumbi South African Cinema

Abathumbi South African Cinema

Joe Bullet’s North American Debut!

MOMA Screening in New York

For film aficionados of all stripes, one of the highlights of each fall season in New York City is undoubtedly the Museum of Modern Art’s “To Save and Project,” its annual festival of film preservation, running October 24 through November 22.

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Joe Bullet screened at New York MoMA’S “To Save + Project” Film Festival this weekend, with much success! Read more about the festival on this awesome website.

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