After a well-executed jewellery store heist, two amateur thugs go on the run. The police are not too far behind and after a chase through the countryside, the thugs are apprehended – but only after they stash their loot in a clump of nearby bushes.
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Thoroughly enjoyable low-budget charm.
Silly acting, obvious dialogue about what's happening in the moment, goofs like the camera crew reflecting in an actor's shades, action music during expository moments, a score that'd work as a variety pack of generic synth cheese—all the hallmarks of endearing B-cinema.
Question: How could those two idiots ever escape from prison? Don't mind, it's funny to listen to the dialogues. By the way: Writing the text inserts of the main title on a typewriter is a very cheap, but nonetheless great idea.
Imagine a porn studio was in charge of making a heist movie for $3,000? I really enjoyed watching this because it's something that I would never watch normally. You can tell this was not made for avid movie watchers since the characters explain everything they are thinking about. This has a cultural anthropology aspect to it and you should watch it. Heck, I think you'll have a good time.
Low budget? Very. Random, unrelated disco musak library music? Check. Over simplified narrative? A child could write better..
And yet .. I thoroughly enjoyed this film, its' familiar genre and yet very unfamiliar setting. It is made with charm and some economic finesse (see car chase and opening credits) Loved the two villains and the fact that this film was made at all (and then curated)
Bravo to all involved!
Yeah, it's a bad movie. But it's a "good" bad movie. A "B-Movie" - sometimes called a "Z-Movie" from South Africa. Made "underground" during Apartheid for the masses, these films were thrown away and then rediscovered and released. Not an original story, but it's interesting seeing the film knowing the historical context in which it was made. I applaud the effort of these actors and filmmakers and enjoyed this flick.
I love non-actors and I love non-filmmakers, so this South African Apartheid-era non-film has its own inherent charm, even beyond its status as a cultural cuiroso. This charm only goes so far, though - it's 71 minutes of Laurel and Hardy telling only exposition instead of jokes. My favorite part happens in the car chase / shootout: an oblivious bystander dives out of the way like she's done it before.