MASERU — Nothing For Mahala is the title of the latest movie that is set to premiere in Lesotho at Pioneer Mall’s Sterkinekor tomorrow.
Award-winning multimedia NGO, Heartlines, and Quizzical Pictures collaborated with Nedbank to make Nothing for Mahala, a film about a man whose love for money comes at a high cost.
The movie’s theme, which is about the difficulties of managing money perfectly resonates with the current economic hardships many consumers in Lesotho and the world at large are experiencing.
Axe Gumede is an up-and-coming property agent and is desperate to make his mark in life.
He believes you have to spend money in order to make it.
The only problem is, Gumede is spending a lot more than he is making in order to drive a flashy car and keep up with the Motsepes.
His extravagant lifestyle gets him into trouble with loan sharks and through a series of mishaps, in trouble with the law.
His fast-paced career is rudely interrupted when he gets sentenced to 200 hours of community service at an old-age home.
There he meets and gets assigned to Hendrik, a grumpy old man who spent his life chasing money and now finds himself miserable and alone.
Their story is a comic clash of cultures spiced up with hard-hitting life lessons.
The movie stars some familiar South African faces including Thapelo Mokoena, Marius Weyers, Jamie Bartlett, Casper de Vries and Lillian Dube.