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Moratiwa (Nomzamo 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 (Thishiwe 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 (Maps Maponyane) or as she nicknames him “The 45 Foot Man” on account of a huge billboard in which he features that is (in) conveniently situated directly opposite her bookshop.They exchange small talk and Moratiwa isn’t impressed that Nat doesn’t 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.”Rififi Pictures in association with Mvest Media, Ladies & Gentlemen, The National Film And Video Foundation, The Department of Trade And Industry, The Gauteng Film Commission, PANA TV and The Crowd Funders presents Tell Me Sweet Something. Produced by Akin Omotoso, Robbie Thorpe and Ronnie Apteker, Co-Written by Akin Omotoso and Robbie Thorpe and directed by Akin Omotoso. The Executive Producers are Matthew Moodley, Cecil Barry and Daniel Ogbonna. The director of photography was Paul Michelson and Production Designer is Sue Steele. The editor is Vuyani Sondlo. The Score is by Ganja Beats and features songs by Thandiswa Mazwai, Zakes Bantwini, Nandi Mngoma, Lerato Moiloa, Ade Piper, Kyle Deutschmann, Shekhinah Donell, LCNVL, Reason, Lakota Silva and Isle of Skye.

Tell Me Sweet Something
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