By Kaya 959 Entertainment
South African actress Hlubi Mboya’s role in Netflix’s new feature film, ‘I Am All Girls’, has been hailed as one of her best performances to date.
The streaming service revealed this week that the film, which premiered on May 14, is trending in its global top 10.
— i am All Girls (@iamAllGirls) May 24, 2021
The Hlubi plays detective Ntombizonke Bapai in the mystery-thriller.
Erica Wessels plays specials crimes investigator Jodie Snyman. The two women are on a mission to stop a notorious child trafficking ring.
Real life events
The movie is based on real events that took place in the 1980s – towards the end of apartheid.
“A corrupt government minister, pays for young girls to be abducted by an infamous pedophile and sold. Once these girls are considered “used up” they are returned to be sold into low-end brothels,” the movie’s official Instagram account captioned a post of Hlubi’s character.
“One girl does not accept this fate. NTOMBIZONKE BAPAI (@hlubimboya1) not only survives this ordeal – she plans on coming back from it. With a steely resolution, Ntombi educates herself in every spare hour in the dingy rooms between men, working to break her debt bondage and finally leaving the moment she can.
“Although she physically escapes, can she ever really be free? She qualifies as a forensic detective with one goal in mind: to find the men who stole her life, who stole so many others and stop them. No matter what.”
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‘I Am All Girls’ is directed by Golden Horn winner Donovan Marsh. Wayne Fitzjohn and Marcell Greeff penned the script.
South Africans have been raving about the film ever since its debut.
Here’s a look at what some of them had to say:
— Lesego ❤️⚫️ (@goldensoulpearl) May 25, 2021
#IAmAllGirls great film ❤❤Hlubi is a legend 💐
— Thamsanqa Ka'Mkuyane 🇿🇦 (@thamsanqa_iam) May 22, 2021
— THE LIVING POET (@MastaRJ07) May 23, 2021