Directed by Nosipho Dumisa
Number 37 tells the story of Randall, a low-level criminal recently crippled in an illicit deal gone wrong. Wheelchair-bound and cooped up in his apartment in a rough Cape Town neighborhood, Randall is heavily indebted to a sociopathic loan shark named Emmie. With no way of paying the money back, he despairs for himself and his devoted girlfriend Pam, as Emmie violently demonstrates what will happen if Randall doesn’t settle his debt before the end of the week. The gift of a pair of binoculars presents him with an opportunity to get his hands on the money he so desperately needs – but at great risk.
Please note, this film contains graphic scenes intended for mature audiences only.
Nosipho Dumisa is a South African director who wrote and Directed Number 37 as her first feature film. She has directed and produced many hours of television and co-directed the multiple award-winning Short Film Nommer 37. Born in 1988, she is part of a new wave of film makers challenging the world with her very obvious and apparent talent.