Filmed in the style of the Hollywood noir, Gold Coast Lounge brings with it all of the betrayals, secrecy, and murder that the genre is associated with. Following a family of criminals who must clean up their act, Gold Coast Lounge injects elements of African high life, funk and jazz into the film, creating something altogether unique.
Part of Film Africa 2020. Film Africa is supported by a BFI Audience Award, using funds from the National Lottery
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