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African Film Festival 2013

Saturday, February 2, 2013
8:20 p.m. How to Steal 2 Million
Charlie Vundla (South Africa, 2011)



Charlie Vundla’s first feature film is a stylish updating of the crime drama genre, set in the “jungle” of Johannesburg. When Jack gets out of prison for a robbery gone bad, he vows to go legit, but his former partner Twala has big ideas for one last heist, complicated by the fact that the target is his father. In this intricately plotted tale, everyone needs quick money, everyone has a secret, and no one can be trusted. “How to Steal 2 Million is a slow-burn heist movie that resonates with strong performances and classic noir ambience” (Seattle Film Festival).

• Written by Vundla. Photographed by Nicolaas Hofmeyr. With Menzi Ngubane, Rapulana Seiphemo, Terry Pheto, Hlubi Mboya (89 mins, In English and Zulu with English subtitles, Color, Digital Video)