The story tells of a man named Randall, a paralyzed person. Randall Hendrix is given a telescope gift by his girlfriend, Pam. When Randall watched his neighbors with his eyes, a powerful criminal, the lawyer, was committing a murder, turning things completely into an undesirable turn. Randall is starting to implement a blackmail plan as things will take a different turn as it is a treacherous plan that could change events altogether.
Far more substantial than a run-of-the-mill Hitchcock homage, "Number 37" is richly satisfying on its own terms as a singularly crafty and strikingly well-crafted thriller that signals the arrival of a promising filmmaking talent.
Arresting and heart-stopping, Number 37 is a fiercely acted and directed tale of the intense mayhem that can be born out of anger, desperation, and sheer entitlement. The buildup alone is worth the ride.
Nosipho Dumisa's Number 37 is certainly Hitchcockian and makes no attempt to conceal its influences, instead playing with imagery and plot points to tell a new story that would've made the Master of Suspense proud.