BANK SCHOOL

By Xolelwa Olie NHLABATSI

NATIONAL FILM & VIDEO FOUNDATION OF SOUTH AFRICA - as PROMO

Drama - Completed 2016

READY. SEAT. STEAL

    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • SOUTH AFRICA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Xolelwa Olie NHLABATSI
    • Writer(s)
    • Xolelwa Olie NHLABATSI
    • Producer(s)
    • Xolelwa olie NHLABATSI
    • Synopsis
    • One is a young precocious black male whose mother has recently passed away leaving him in financial turmoil. His
      stepfather promptly leaves him and he has no other family members. There have been a string of burglaries in his
      affluent neighbourhood but the burglars have only been identified as black males. So One devises a plan to
      impersonate these burglars and rob his neighbours, so everyone will assume it’s the actual burglars and never
      suspect it’s a bunch of high school kids.
      Two is One’s best friend and source of his problems. Two at his young age has become accustomed to gambling,
      drinking and escorts. His parents are absent and use to fuel his habits but of late can’t afford his tastes. So Two
      gets a loan from a gangster, which he subsequently cannot pay back. Thus now he enlists One’s help to get him out
      of it.
      Three is a headstrong young pretty black girl. She wants to become the new superstar of South Africa like Bonang
      but doesn’t have the commitment or talent to do so. Knowing full well she isn’t talented she comes off as very
      defensive, rude and impatient. She joins the group because her family is going through bankruptcy and the bank
      wants to repossess the house and cars.
      Four is a young clever white girl who is an orphan. She lives in a small house with 8 other foster brothers and
      sisters. Her goal in life is to become an English Literature professor but she understands that her foster parents
      won’t be able to pay for tertiary education and the South African government sees her as previously advantaged so
      will not subsidize her education.
      Five is a young coloured male who is socially inept and has no friends. His desperation isn’t financial but that he has
      no one except his family. Since he has a lot of time to himself he has become a geek and uses his time building
      models of Trains, Planes, film memorabilia. He joins the group to find acceptance and friends.
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