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If you missed this edge-of-your-seat thriller in cinemas, it is now also available to rent and stream on DSTV’S BOXOFFICE!

This is a highly emotive journey and one of the best SA productions to emerge in years.  Ellen: Die Storie Van Ellen Pakkies is a Proudly South African movie which once again ably demonstrates the power of storytelling – especially when that story happens to be true. Director Daryne Joshua, who made the excellent Noem […]

It’s been 11 years since the country was shaken by the story of Ellen Pakkies, who made news headlines for murder in 2007 after she strangled her 20-year-old tik-addicted son Abie to death. At the time some were sympathetic to her story; others judged her negatively. Pakkies was abused throughout her life. She was first […]

#Number37 director, Nosipho Dumisa, has won the Cheval Noir jury prize for Best Director at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, Quebec, one of the biggest Genre Festivals in North America! “Nosipho Dumisa demonstrates sensitivity and elegance with her debut feature, a Hithcockian noir transplanted to the gritty slums of Capetown. Displaying an assured level of finesse and […]

  House and Leisure highlights 37 young creative South Africans, known as #HLNextLevel2018. We are proud to annouce Nommer 37’s official photographer, Lindsey Appolis as one of them!   The 37 disrupters who are tackling manufacturing challenges, gender and age stereotypes, limited resources and materials, and collectively showing why South Africa’s creative industry, in 2018, is a force to […]

“Nommer 37 is a movie about people, not gangsters,” goes the line director Nosipho Dumisa has been repeating in interviews about her Alfred Hitchcock-inspired film. It is a bit hackneyed for a film that doesn’t need to explain its Cape Flats setting. But Dumisa (of Gambit Films), a Cape Town resident born and raised in KwaZulu-Natal, […]

SCREEN AFRICA EXCLUSIVE: The South African crime thriller, Nommer 37 was first introduced to audiences as a short film in 2014, when it competed in kykNET’s Silwerskermfees short film competition. “The concept was originally one of my colleagues at Gambit Films, Daryne Joshua, and when we wanted to submit it for KykNET’s Silwerskermfees, all of us at Gambit began […]

This Cape Town-set thriller from South African filmmaker Nosipho Dumisa wears its influences proudly and pleasurably. If you’re going to steal, steal from the best. That certainly applies to South African writer-director Nosipho Dumisa, who takes the premise of one of her favorite films, Alfred Hitchcock’s voyeuristic man-in-a-wheelchair thriller Rear Window (1954), and gives it a grittier, […]

‘NOMMER 37:’ VARIETY REVIEW

Published: July 25, 2018

It’s very tempting to describe — but totally unfair to dismiss — Nosipho Dumisa’s “Number 37” as a well-researched master’s thesis by a student of Alfred Hitchcock. Dumisa, an award-winning South African writer-director making her feature filmmaking debut, has brazenly borrowed from “Rear Window” for her scenario about an incapacitated petty criminal who views a murder […]