South African filmmaker Charles Vundla follows up his 2011 award-winning *neo-noir* “How To Steal 2 Million,” with “Cuckold,” a dramedy which tells the story of a young professor consumed by alcoholism who is saved from self-destruction by a former schoolmate and begins a journey to save his house, marriage and his life.
Starring Vundla himself, along with Terry Pheto, and Louis Roux, the film is set to make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month, in the World Cinema section.
This is the first time I’m learning of “Cuckold” so there isn’t much I can add to the above. in terms of what to expect. But I can say that, based on Vundla’s feature debut, the aforementioned “How to Steal 2 Million” which I have seen (a title which is a play on the title of William Wyler’s 1966 heist comedy “How to Steal a Million,” starring Peter O’Toole and Audrey Hepburn), an explosive, unpredictable, dark and stylish modern-day film noir, Vundla certainly has my attention, and I’m looking forward to seeing what he’s cooked up for us next.
By the way, “How to Steal 2 Million” is out in the USA on various home video platforms (including iTunes and Amazon), so look for it.
“Cuckold” is a Siascope/House Rising Pictures production.
Trailer embedded below: