Kenyan thriller Thief premieres in Nairobi


Thief, an electrifying thriller, directed by Andrew Odera and Kiwo Maole, premiered to critical acclaim at Century Cinemax in Two Rivers Mall, Nairobi, on 13 April.

Set in Nairobi, Thief follows the compelling journey of Oliver (Lucarelli Onyango), a reformed ex-thief faced with the impossible task of saving his critically ill son. When an unexpected opportunity arises to secure his son’s future, via a wealthy benefactor – Edward (Neville Misati), through a daring heist of Donna’s (Helen Keli) fortune, Oliver finds himself torn between desperation and morality.

“We are thrilled to bring Thief to audiences worldwide,” said directors Andrew Odera and Kiwo Maole. “It’s a story that resonates with the universal themes of love, sacrifice and the pursuit of redemption. We believe that audiences will relate to these characters in one way or another, finding themselves drawn into their journey and discovering moments of inspiration in their resilience.”

Thief delves into themes of sacrifice, redemption and the consequences of desperate choices,” co-founder & chief operations officer at video on demand service – MyMovies.Africa Mike Strano said.

“With its intricate plot twists and emotionally charged scenes, the Film promises to keep our audiences on the edge of their seats, from start to finish.” “Being part of Thief was incredibly rewarding. The team’s commitment and talent were unparalleled, navigating through numerous hurdles to craft a stunning piece of art. Witnessing the final product left me in awe, and amazed at how captivating the movie turned out to be. I feel fortunate to have contributed to such an exceptional project”, says Helen Keli, who plays Donna.

Neville Misati, who plays Edward, said: “The final edit of the movie exceeded my expectations on what it would be. It was a very pleasant surprise, and the reception was amazing! I expect to partner a lot with Kiwo and Andrew, either as cast or crew on future shoots.”

“My experience was profound. The dedication shown by the directors – Andrew and Kiwo, was a rarity in the Kenyan Film Industry. They demonstrated vulnerability to the cast, which significantly enhanced the performance and allowed me to embody my character needs”, says Lucarelli Onyango, who plays Oliver. “The premiere was remarkable too. Thief exceeded expectations in various departments, including lighting, sound and art direction. The film has immense potential, deserving recognition on a global scale via various film festivals and platforms.”

Thief has simultaneously premiered online, so is now available to rent or own (with no monthly subscription) in all 195 countries & territories globally, exclusively via digital cinema extension – MyMovies.Africa.

For those who missed the premiere, MyMovies.Africa will host Thief at #WeWatchKenyan at OUT Reality, The Mall (basement), Westlands, on 27 April 2024 at (6pm-9pm, with a 7pm Screening, then an exclusive Q&A with cast & crew from 7.30pm).

Get your tickets (only 80 Seats), from just KES 349, with discounts for duos, trios, squads & groups here

Tickets include:

✓ Screening of Thief.

✓ An engaging post-screening question & answer, with the talented cast and crew.

✓ A FREE 7-day rental of Thief, exclusively on MyMovies.Africa, to rewatch with family & friends at Home!

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