TELL ME SWEET SOMETHING

By Akin OMOTOSO

RIFIFI PICTURES - as PROD

Comedy - Post-Production 2015

She's a writer with lovers block

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • SOUTH AFRICA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, ZULU
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Akin OMOTOSO
    • Writer(s)
    • Akin OMOTOSO, Robbie THORPE
    • Producer(s)
    • Ronnie APTEKER, Matthew MOODLEY, Cecil BARRY, Robbie THORPE
    • Synopsis
    • TELL ME SWEET SOMETHING is a South African Romantic Comedy Film written by Akin Omotoso and Robbie Thorpe. Directed by Akin Omotoso and starring Nomzamo Mbatha, Masego ‘Maps’ Maponyane, Thishiwe Ziqubu, Thomas Gumede, Thembi Seete and Kagiso Lediga.

      Moratiwa (Mbatha) is an aspiring novelist with writer’s block. She hasn’t had much luck with love ever since her ex-boyfriend Norman went out to buy milk and never came back.

      Moratiwa now runs a second-hand bookshop in the hippest most vibrant part of the new Johannesburg, unfortunately in the glamorous world of it girls and boys books are not ‘a thing’.

      Tired of having a recluse as a best friend, Tashaka (Ziqubu) convinces her to party up a storm at a new club in the city; it is here that she meets South Africa’s no.1 celebrity model Nat Masilo (Maponyane) or as she nicknames him “The 45 Foot Man” on account of a huge billboard in which he features (in)conveniently situated directly opposite her bookshop.

      They exchange small talk and Moratiwa isn’t impressed that Nat does not read books. As she tells Tashaka: “He’s a model, what would we talk about?” Tashaka replies: “Who says you have to talk?. Against all the odds, Nat begins to court Moratiwa.

      Two different worlds collide in this charming, funny, romantic and very sweet film showing a side of Johannesburg that is rarely seen: The City of Gold as a City Of Love. Will they or won’t they? As Moratiwa says to Nat: “I am writing a love story.” Nat says: “Will they get together?” Moratiwa replies ‘I haven’t written the ending yet “
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