An homage to the Hitchcock classic REAR WINDOW, NUMBER 37 centers on Randal (Irshaad Ally), a low-level criminal recently paralyzed in an illicit deal gone wrong. In a wheelchair and confined to his apartment in a rough Cape Town neighborhood, Randal 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 Randal 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. Official Selection, 2018 SXSW Film Festival. (Note adapted from SXSW Film Festival.) DIR/SCR Nosipho Dumisa; PROD Bradley Joshua, Benjamin Overmeyer. South Africa, 2018, color, 100 min. In Afrikaans with English subtitles. NOT RATED
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