SAFE BET

By Bonginhlanhla NCUBE

NATIONAL FILM & VIDEO FOUNDATION OF SOUTH AFRICA - as PROMO

Action/Adventure - Completed 2016

Can Big Losers Win?

    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Action/Adventure, Comedy
    • Countries
    • SOUTH AFRICA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Bonginhlanhla NCUBE
    • Writer(s)
    • Bonginhlanhla NCUBE, Carl RODDAM
    • Producer(s)
    • Bonginhlanhla NCUBE
    • Synopsis
    • FRANK’s life is about to change. As an honest bookkeeper and like most honest men he’s not making much money from his salary. There is always more month at the end of the money and the bills are relentless. Frank has seen his boss prosper while he is caught up in his dull and dreary life, however, an opportunity presents itself when his lifetime and best friend, KHAYA, approaches him with a sure bet.


      Full Synopsis:
      FRANK’s life is about to change. As an honest bookkeeper and like most honest men he’s not making much money from his salary. Frank has seen his boss prosper while he is caught up in his dull and dreary life, however, an opportunity presents itself when his lifetime and best friend, KHAYA, approaches him with a sure bet.

      While preparing for his most daring adventure another opportunity presents itself; LUCY the irresistible temptress who works as his shop assistant finally agrees to go on a date with him. Along with her friend MAKENA a.k.a. “MK” the pair goes on a double date with Frank and Khaya. During the money match the 2 ladies perform a varnishing act as they run back to the shop to reveal their true agenda; empty the shop’s safe. The girl pair is stunned when they find worthless papers, so are Frank and Khaya when Billy doesn’t take a dive but instead knocks out his opponent. The sure bet suddenly turns into a deadly nightmare.

      In desperation, Frank and Khaya embark on and perform 2 brave robberies in order to recover the boss’s money while maintaining an innocent relationship with their new dates.

      In Safe Bet, US award-winning filmmaker Bonginhlanhla “Mr B” Ncube re-assembles his favourable crew that brought “48” the movie and continues with his passion exploration of “human ethic” and how easily these can change by applying extreme circumstances
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