By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act February 19, 2013 at 11:12AM
The South-African set drama A Lucky Man, a film about legendary former gang boss, Ernie ‘Lastig’ Solomon, who grew up notoriously as an outcast in Cape Town, is premiering exclusively on social networking site Mxit.
Launched in an episodic format on Mxit yesterday, Monday, February 18, A Lucky Man can now be downloaded using Mxit's new Cinemo app.
Audiences will be able to watch the movie in 18 four-minute episodes, with a new episode uploaded every weekday morning.
And over a month after its Mxit launch, A Lucky Man will be released in South African theaters specifically on March 29.
Helmed by Gordon Clark, who has mostly directed commercials of leading brands in South Africa, the film stars Levi du Plooy, Jarrid Geduld, Keenan Arrison.
Ernie 'Lastig' Solomon was a legendary gangster from the violent and crime-ridden area known as the Cape Flats, a depressed peri-urban sprawl abutting the world-acclaimed city of Cape Town. He is a man in search of his identity. Is he the product of his circumstances, a victim of fate and of circumstance, a violent criminal destined to live on the periphery of society? Or is he a 'lucky man', one who discovers that he has to become a self-directed agent, a master of his own destiny?"
Visit http://www.aluckymanthemovie.com for more information about the film.
Watch the trailer below: