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"What would you do for a box full of cold hard cash?"
  • 2011
  • 1 hr 52 min
  • 6.8  (87)

Skeem is a 2011 South African crime comedy film directed by Tim Greene, starring Wandile Molebatsi, Kurt Schoonraad, and Lilani Prinsen. The movie takes place in a small town called Zastron, where three petty criminals, TK (Molebatsi), Tumi (Schoonraad), and Solly (Grant Swanby), are struggling to make ends meet. They are constantly looking for their next con, and their latest scheme involves selling a stolen diamond to a British collector.

While planning their heist, the trio learns that Zastron's corrupt local councilman, Rolly (Terence Bridgett), has plans to demolish their neighborhood and build a golf course in its place. The trio decides to use the diamond as leverage and blackmail Rolly into abandoning his plans. However, things don't go as smoothly as planned, and they end up on the run from Rolly's enforcer, Gatsby (Lionel Newton).

As the trio tries to keep one step ahead of Gatsby, they encounter a variety of colorful characters, including a love interest for TK, named Alex (Prinsen), who seems to have a strange connection to the diamond. They also run into a hot-headed cop named Sgt. Botha (Russel Savadier), who is determined to capture them.

The movie is shot in a frenetic, fast-paced style, with quick cuts and visual gags to keep the humor flowing. The three main actors have excellent chemistry and bounce off each other well, delivering hilarious one-liners and physical comedy with ease. The supporting cast is also excellent, particularly Savadier as the determined, but bumbling, cop.

The film's South African setting is utilized well, with beautiful shots of the rural countryside and a well-realized sense of small-town life. The soundtrack features a mix of South African and international music, adding to the film's energy.

One of the strengths of Skeem is its ability to blend genres smoothly. While primarily a comedy, the movie also features elements of action and romance, with a touch of drama thrown in for good measure. The film's plot may be a little convoluted at times, but the fast-paced pacing and strong performances keep things entertaining throughout.

Overall, Skeem is an enjoyable crime comedy that showcases the talents of its cast and director. It's a fast-paced, energetic movie that will keep you laughing from beginning to end.

Skeem is a 2011 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 52 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8.

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  • Runtime
    1 hr 52 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (87)