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The Tenant (2008)

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Obinna, an African refugee in Canada, faces deportation in 30 days. When all hope seems lost, a chance confrontation with Timothy, his terminally ill landlord, provides him an opportunity ... See full summary »

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David Baughn ...
Matthew Henderson
Richard Collier ...
Immigration Task Force
Armstrong Ejim ...
Younger Obinna
Onyekachi Ejim ...
Obinna
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Lara (as Brianna Heald)
Jude Idada ...
Lara's Boyfriend
Tope Idowu ...
Obinna's father
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Immigration Task Force (as David Ian Matheson)
Tina Mba ...
Obinna's Mother
Damilola Ojelade ...
Stripper
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Nicole (as Jennifer Pogue)
Kenneth Taylor ...
Timothy
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Obinna, an African refugee in Canada, faces deportation in 30 days. When all hope seems lost, a chance confrontation with Timothy, his terminally ill landlord, provides him an opportunity to remain in the country. Timothy who is a former immigration officer makes him a deal; he will intervene in his pending deportation if Obinna finds his estranged daughter Nicole and convinces her to see him one last time before he dies. With the clock ticking, Obinna fights to save his dreams, in the course of which he stumbles on a discovery that will shake the very foundations of his principles. Written by Jude Idada

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Are you the Tenant or the Landlord of your life?

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CAD 150,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Very Good Movie
25 June 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A thought provoking movie which goes beyond was is initially perceived at the start of the movie - Immigration. Though reminiscent of Dirty Pretty Things, it is more much a movie about a hopelessness and fear as a constant human condition as well as that innate human ability to survive despite the odds.

An excellent independent movie with a good cast and a fabulous plot. I love the concept of a movie about immigration by immigrants, surely no one else is better qualified to tell the story well.

Definitely deserving of the numerous awards including the audience choice awards at the recent Hollywood Black Film Festival and The Bite the Mango Award, Bradford. Very Good Job indeed!


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