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Restless City (2011)

R | | Drama, Music | January 2011 (USA)
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Tells the story of an African immigrant surviving on the fringes of New York City where music is his passion, life is a hustle and falling in love is his greatest risk.

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Adinike (as Osas Ighodaro)
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Lido
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Pesher (as Mohamed Dione)
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Rocky
Khadra Dumar ...
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Sky Nicole Grey ...
Trini (as Sky Grey)
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Beverly Hugo ...
Linda
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Ese Daniel Ovueraye ...
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Tells the story of an African immigrant surviving on the fringes of New York City where music is his passion, life is a hustle and falling in love is his greatest risk.

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Drama | Music

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Rated R for some drug use and brief sexuality
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Title Card: "How the city attracts all types and how the unwary must suffer from ignorance of its ways." - Cyprian Ekwensi
Djibril: Hello. My name is Djibril. Djibril Sy. I am 21 years old. I'm from Senegal. Dakar. Right now Harlem, New York is where I live. One day will come where my child could be President. I will tell them at birth to be truthful, to follow the right path, and then the day may come that they could be a leader of this nation. What path should I take? The only path I know is music.
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Kokoro
Written & performed by Kokoro
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A Haunting Tale Of True Love And Tragedy
12 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Beautifully woven kaleidoscope of a story. Very touching but also heart-breaking. Enjoyable by anyone that likes to be taken on a journey through a character's life in a way so realistic you are sure it is reality. There are moments that made me squeal with delight as characters finally had the courage to say and do what was in their hearts. This film is the first time a bed scene actually made me cry a little. The overall effect of the film is very memorable and familiar to almost anyone. There were other scenes that were upsetting as well and left me feeling as if something left incomplete. If you believe in love-at-first-sight isn't always a fairy-tale, or even if you don't, then some of that waits for anyone who finds this film.


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