Sahara, the action adventure movie starring Matthew McConaughey, Steve Zahn and Penelope Cruz was released in South Africa today by Videovision Entertainment at sixty cinemas across the country. The film was released in the United States by Paramount in April this year and earned more Four Hundred Million Rand at the US boxoffice.
Based on the best-selling novel by Clive Cussler, Sahara tracks master explorer Dirk Pitt Matthew (McConaughey) as he takes on the adventure of his life when he embarks on a treasure hunt through some of the most dangerous regions of West Africa. Searching for what the locals call “The Ship of Death,” a long lost Civil War battleship which protects a secret cargo, Pitt and his wisecracking sidekick (Steve Zahn) use their wits and clever heroics to help Doctor Eva Royas (Pen�lope Cruz) when they realize the ship may be linked to mysterious deaths in the same area.
Sanjeev Singh, Head Of Distribution and Acquisition of Videovision Entertainment commented, “Sahara is an action packed movie that South African audiences will love. We are confident that it will perform exceptionally well at the South African boxoffice.”
Videovision Entertainment is one of South Africa leading production and distribution companies and is known for producing and distributing quality films. The company currently has nine films playing at the Durban International Film Festival which is currently underway.
Among the films at the Festival are the Videovision Entertainment productions Faith’s Corner (the latest film from the team that made the Academy Award Nominated, Yesterday) which had its World Premiere at the Festival on Friday, 17 June; Red Dust, the gripping Truth and Reconciliation courtroom drama based on Gillian Slovo’s novel and Dollars And White Pipes the true life story of Bernard Baaitjies who grew up in the gangland culture of the ghettoes of Cape Town.
We are proud to have a long association with the Durban Film Festival which is a great platform for our films and we are also delighted to have ten films in the line-up this year. We are also delighted that the Festival has grown significantly over the years and this year, marks the first time that the festival will be showcasing more than 300 films.