The local film Noem My Skollie is a big hit at the box office in its first week on the big screen.
The film based on the life of writer John Fredericks is set in the 60s and tells the story of a Cape Flats kid and his friends, how they start a gang, end up behind bars, and then have to pick up the pieces of their lives.
The fliek, which was released last Friday, claimed the No. 10 spot at the Ster Kinekor box office, meaning more than 7000 people saw the movie on its debut.
And cinemas from Parow to Paarl had sold out shows at different times and even had celebrities recommending that mense go see it.
Christo Davids from 7de Laan was so impressed by the movie that he posted on Facebook: “Such believable performances that capture the essence and soul of the, often misunderstood, Cape Flats. To the team of #Noemmyskollie I SALUTE YOU!”
Actor and comedian Siv Ngesi said: “Just watched Noem My Skollie and it’s world class…..I don’t have words to give it justice! Just WOW!”
Siv also had this sound advice for mense: “South Africans, please support Noem My Skollie, don’t bloody pirate it!”
In response to a Facebook post about the sold-out shows, John writes: “Now who was it who said Coloured people don’t go to the cinema? I am so proud that my head is spinning.”