Listen to this radio advert for ‘Trompie’ – a 1975 South African classic restored + brought to you by Gravel Road Entertainment Cape Town!
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|
|Running Time||69 min|
|Genre||Crime / Drama|
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.
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|
|Running Time||61 min||Thokozani Jele|
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.
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.