The Number

The Number is a prison film inspired by the true story of Magadien Wentzel, a high-ranking member of the notorious 28s prison gang who turn young inmates either into soldiers or wives. This is a world that is far removed from my everyday reality.

World premiere
Toronto International Film Festival 2017

Key festivals and awards
Toronto International Film Festival 2017

South Africa, 2017
Director: Khalo Matabane
Production: Born Free Media (South Africa), Video Vision Entertainment (South Africa), Gebruer Beetz Filmproduktion (Germany)
World sales: Video Vision Entrainment (South Africa)
German WCF partner: Gebrüder Beetz Filmproduktion

Funded in the WCF Jury meeting in July 2016
Funding amount: 30,000 €