Entrapped in his apartment, Randal, a recent paraplegic, is given a gift of binoculars by his devoted girlfriend. Deep in debt to a sadistic loan shark and peering on his neighbours from his apartment, Randall witnesses a local gangster commit a crime. Can blackmail help Randall get the money to settle his debt?
Nosipho Dumisa, born a Zulu in South Africa’s Kwazulu-Natal province, delivers a blistering feature debut with this novel spin on Hitchcock’s Rear Window. Transposing the classic man-in-a-wheelchair story to an outer suburban apartment block in Johannesburg, Dumisa creates a sophisticated, tense, and uniquely African thriller.
“This singularly crafty and strikingly well-made Hitchcockian thriller announces the arrival of a promising filmmaking talent” Variety
Country: South Africa
Awards/Notable Mentions: SXSW, Fantasia, Sydney Film Festival
Enjoy a screening of short film Hello Rain before the film on Wednesday 10 April.