“Confessions of a Gambler” is let down supremely by weak, wooden performances all round. It’s sad because it’s a very good and strong story, with a great soundtrack.
Some choice shots though; look out for: 1) ceiling-looking-down picking out the main character dressed differently in a sea of worshipping women in a mosque 2) the medium of the main character dressed in black, holding a cigarrette with the Cape mountains behind her.
Thankfully, this is South Africa and not the Middle East, where a shot like that is tolerated and hopefully understood.
Rayda Jacobs wrote the original novel, directed, produced, and acted in the main character. She should have stuck to the first three only.