THIS month South African cinema goers are in for yet another treat from comic actor Leon Schuster when he releases his latest flick Schuks! Pay Back the Money.
Directed by Gray Hofmeyr, stars Schuster setting off on a hilarious journey to pay for what he has done, after losing rugby’s holy grail, the Currie Cup. In lieu of a R1 million fine, the Sports Minister (Desmond Dube) offers Schuks a lifeline to create a documentary film that shows South Africa in a positive light.
As the documentary takes shape, the Currie Cup traverses its own perilous journey as it moves from two clueless crooks, Bossie (Ivan Lucas) and Savage (Gerrit Schoonhoven), to an enterprising traffic officer and a conniving pawnbroker, among others. True to form, the “documentary” features a series of brand new candid camera gags for which Schuster is so well known, featuring unsuspecting South African citizens and a host of famous personalities and celebrities – both past and current.
The film is set to hit the Box Office on August 28 and also stars singer and former Idols: South Africa Bianca Le Grange.