The Unforgettable Movie: Yellow Card
Yellow Card, is a 2000 Zimbabwean comedy romantic drama film directed by John Riber and produced by the director himself with his wife Louise Riber. The film stars Leroy Gopal in the lead role, while Kasamba Mkumba, Collin Sibangani Dube, Dumiso Gumede, Ratidzo Mambo and Kasamba Mkumba made supportive roles. The film revolves around a teenage soccer player who becomes the father of a beautiful girl after having an unprotected sex with Juliet and then experiencing its consequences.
The film was shot in Harare, Zimbabwe. The film premiered on 25 December 2000. The film received mixed reviews from critics
Synopsis Sex, Soccer and Life’s Little Secrets. Tiyane is in danger of becoming the local hero – at 17! He was a rising Star in Hyenas—the township football team, responsible son and high school prefect. The hopeful, Tiyane can’t seem to put a foot wrong. But the game of life is about to stage a grand upset. His hormones are running riot, and everybody wants a piece of him, especially Linda, a long-time neighbourhood friend. Tiyane’s game, but there are some things he hadn’t bargained for. Like falling in love with the lovely Juliet, or becoming a Dad. As he tries to weave his way, through the chaos of lust, love and self-deceiving, Tiyane finally faces the fact that he has a son. A fast-paced, funny and touching story of teenage love, lust for life, and passion for football.
About the director Born and raised in India, John Riber completed university film studies in the United States in 1977. He spent ten years making films in Bangladesh and India. In 1987, he moved to Zimbabwe, where he and his wife, Louise, established Media for Development Trust, one of Africa’s leading production and distribution houses. He has worked as a film lab technician, camera operator, editor, scriptwriter, and producer of the award-winning African feature films Neria, More Time, and Everyone’s Child. Yellow Card marks his debut as a director
|Directed by||John Riber|
|Written by||John Riber|
|Produced by||John Riber|
Collin Sibangani Dube
|Edited by||Louise Riber|
|Media for Development Trust|
|Release date||25 December 2000(USA)|
|Running time||90 minutes|