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How to Steal 2 Million is a 2011 South African action drama film, written & directed by Charlie Vundla, produced by Karen E. Johnson, Jeremy Nathan, Mfundi Vundla and Michelle Wheatley and starring John Kani, Hlubi Mboya, Menzi Ngubane, Terry Pheto and Rapulana Seiphemo. The film received 11 nominations and won four awards at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2012, including the awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress in a Supporting Role and Best Achievement in Editing.[1][2]

How to Steal 2 Million
Directed byCharlie Vundla
Produced byKaren E. Johnson
Jeremy Nathan
Mfundi Vundla
Michelle Wheatley
Written byCharlie Vundla
StarringJohn Kani
Hlubi Mboya
Menzi Ngubane
Terry Pheto
Rapulana Seiphemo
Music byTrevor Jones
Edited byGarreth Fradgely
Distributed byIndigenous Film Distribution, South Africa
Interactor Media, USA
Release date
  • 2 September 2011 (2011-09-02) (South Africa)
Running time
88 minutes
CountrySouth Africa
LanguageZulu, English, Xhosa
Box office$2 million


A robber gets out of jail after five years, to find that his partner, who never got caught, has married his girlfriend. Desperate for money, he agrees to help his partner rob his partner's father for two million Rand. However the robbery goes wrong, and secret plans come out. As the pressure mounts on them, the tension builds towards the surprising and explosive finale.[3]



  1. ^ "South Africa takes nine Africa Movie Academy Awards". Times LIVE. Johannesburg, South Africa. 23 April 2012. Retrieved 23 April 2012.
  2. ^ "As Rita Dominic wins Best Actress How 2 Steal 2 Million is named Africa's best film at the Africa Movie Academy Awards". Newstime Africa. Kent, England. 23 April 2012. Retrieved 23 April 2012.
  3. ^ "How to Steal 2 Million". Retrieved 23 April 2012.

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