Paris-based Reel Suspects has scored deals on its South African crime thriller Number 37 following the film’s market screening in Cannes.
The film, which had its world premiere at SXSW this year, has gone to Germany, Austria and Switzerland (Indeed Films) and China (Time Vision).
US distributor Dark Star Pictures picked up North American rights from XYZ earlier this month. Reel Suspects handles international rights.
The Afrikaans-language film is the directing debut of Nosipho Dumisa and is styled as a homage to Hitchcock’s Rear Window. The story follows a low-level criminal in Cape Town who is cooped up in his apartment after being crippled during an illicit deal-gone-wrong. Heavily indebted to a loan shark, the man must utilise a pair of binoculars to get the cash he needs.
It was produced by Bradley Joshua and Benjamin Overmeyer from Gambit Films. Irshaad Ally stars.