The Number

THE NUMBER is the extraordinary tale of the nigh-impossible redemption of high-ranking Magadien, a Magistrate of the 28’s, one of the notorious Numbers prison gangs. It charts his journey as a man who finds his humanity – from being a hardened prisoner, loyal to his gang, to him turning his back on them and the criminal way of life; to choosing his family and building a relationship with his son.

The film is inspired by Jonny Steinberg’s award-winning non-fiction novel, The Number, with its big screen adaptation by Paul Ian Johnson revealing the origins of the fearsome numbers gangs that operate in prisons throughout South Africa.

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  • 09/2017 - THE NUMBER - word premiere at TIFF

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The Number

THE NUMBER is the extraordinary tale of the nigh-impossible redemption of high-ranking Magadien, a Magistrate of the 28’s, one of the notorious Numbers prison gangs. It charts his journey as a man who finds his humanity – from being a hardened prisoner, loyal to his gang, to him turning his back on them and the criminal way of life; to choosing his family and building a relationship with his son.

The film is inspired by Jonny Steinberg’s award-winning non-fiction novel, The Number, with its big screen adaptation by Paul Ian Johnson revealing the origins of the fearsome numbers gangs that operate in prisons throughout South Africa.

Based on the novel 'The Number' by Jonny Steinberg
Director: Khalo Matabane
Screenplay: Paul Ian Johnson
Mothusi Magano als Magadien
Director of Photography: Dewald Aukema
Edited by Megan Gill, Ronelle Loots and Nick Costaras
Music by Philip Miller
Production Design by Willie Botha
Costume Design by Ruy Filipe
Casting Directors: Moonyeenn Lee and Khalo Matabane
Cast: Mothusi Magano, Kevin Smith, Lemogang Tsipa, Warren Masemola
Deon Lotz, Presley Chweneyagae, Charlton George
Executive producer: Anant Singh, Robert Naidoo, Sanjeev Singh,
Tsholo Mashile
Producer: Carolyn Carew, Khalo Matabane, Christian Beetz

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  • The Number

    TIFF Toronto International Film Festival - Ontario, Toronto, Kanada
    07 September 2017 at 9:00 am

  • The Number

    TIFF Toronto International Film Festival - Ontario, Toronto, Kanada
    08 September 2017 at 7:30 am

  • The Number

    TIFF Toronto International Film Festival - Ontario, Toronto, Kanada
    13 September 2017 at 6:45 am

  • The Number

    TIFF Toronto International Film Festival - Ontario, Toronto, Canada
    14 September 2017 at 9:45 am