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Sisters Olanna and Kainene return home to 1960s Nigeria, where they soon diverge on different paths. As civil war breaks out, political events loom larger than their differences as they join the fight to establish an independent republic.
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A former nun turned criminal profiler is called in to investigate the horrific ritualistic murders of two middle aged women. Her unorthodox approach means that she has to deal not only with... See full summary »
Anyone who's had a friend, pondered on the brutal transience of life, smoked a joint, danced to music or had their dreams and their life weave between each other should see this movie immediately. It simply rocks. It's heartbreaking, it's funny, it's one of those movies that you end up renting at the video shop and then wonder why the hell the likes of Lock Stock got so much screen time. This has the integrity of a real story involving real characters with more than two dimensions. It's what British films should be and it's a tragedy that it wasn't in cinemas longer for people to appreciate it with their friends. Don't watch it alone. Watch it with the people you love and I guarantee that afterwards you'll just appreciate everything and everyone so much more. It's a film that makes you see the world in a different way just as soon as the credits roll. 10 out of 10.
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