When young Abraham gets arrested for a petty crime he raises his status in prison by captivating the hardened gangsters with his knack for telling stories. He becomes the "prison cinema" whilst his childhood friend becomes the concubine of a gang boss. On their release from jail 'AB' finds romance with his childhood sweetheart and starts a new path in life as a writer but his friends rope him into a murder for which they all face the hang-man's noose. Set in Cape Town, South Africa in the 1960s. The film is based on the life story of the scriptwriter Mr. John W. Fredericks. Written by David Max Brown

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elbroide.com

10 Apr 2017
9.0
Noem My Skollie tells the story of four teenagers, AB and his three best friends Gimba, Gif and Shorty who grow up on the impoverished ganglands of Cape Flats in the 1960s. Despite their circumstances, the children try to avoid the gangsters who infi ...
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IOL

10 Apr 2017
8.0
Divided into chapters with a preamble just like a story book, Noem My Skollie brings home the idea that we make ourselves through story – that we constantly reinvent our identity through and in the stories we tell about ourselves. And, very specifi ...
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spling.co.za

10 Apr 2017
7.0
Noem My Skollie or Call Me Thief is the story of Abraham and the Young Ones, a small-time gang that were separated for two years by a dangerous stint in Pollsmoor prison. The film is loosely based on the life of screenwriter, John W. Fredericks, mark ...

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Release Date(s):

September 2, 2016 (South Africa)

Cinematography:

Zenn van Zyl

Screenplay:

John Fredericks, John W. Fredericks

Editor:

Simon Beesley

Production Design:

Warren Gray

Music:

Kyle Shepherd

Production Company:

Maxi-D TV Productions, Stage 5 Films

Distribution:

Ster-Kinekor Distribution (South Africa) (theatrical)

Language:

Afrikaans

Runtime:

150 minutes

Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)

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