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The Mirror Boy is a mystical journey through Africa, seen through the eyes of a 12 year old boy, Tijan. After a London street fight, in which a local boy is hurt, Tijan's mother decides to ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Genevieve Nnaji ...
Teema
Osita Iheme ...
Mirror Boy
Fatima Jabbe ...
Queen
Edward Kagutuzi ...
Tijan
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Miss Nugent
Peter Halpin ...
PC Andrews
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aisha Barry ...
Leema
Rohey Camara ...
Third Journalist
Victor Carvalho ...
Chief
Felix Ceesay ...
Police Sergeant
Momodu Musa Ceesay ...
Ballam Musa
Ify Chukwu ...
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Michael Dara ...
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Neton De Bandiem ...
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Kalilu Drammeh ...
Second Tribal Warrior
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The Mirror Boy is a mystical journey through Africa, seen through the eyes of a 12 year old boy, Tijan. After a London street fight, in which a local boy is hurt, Tijan's mother decides to take him back to their roots, to Gambia. On their arrival in Banjul, Tijan encounters a strange apparition, a boy smiling at him in a mirror and vanishing. Seeing the same boy in a crowded street market the next day sets in motion a chain of events, with Tijan finding himself lost. While Tijan's panic-stricken mother struggles to find her son, Tijan is left alone in the company of the enigmatic Mirror Boy, seemingly only visible to him. After a bruising spiritual rite of passage, The Mirror Boy takes Tijan on a mystical journey, but not all is what it seems. Written by Obi Emelonye

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Mirror Boy nominated for 3 African Movie Academy Awards (AMAAs) 2011. Edward Kagutuzi won an AMAA for his performance in the Mirror Boy and nominated for Pan-African actor of the year at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards in New York 2011. See more »

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Bitterly disappointing
21 October 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This picture had the premise for a great story and started out okay before descending into the same rehashed 'Nollywood' stereotypes - lacking depth of character or some sort of logic to the plot. The story floats around aimlessly without any character really convincing you of their journey as they simply appear and dissipate from the film. The only redeeming quality of this film is the Genevive Nnaji's performance which was barely competent but not earth shattering.

I really wanted 'The Mirror Boy' to be impressive and hoped the IMDb rating, which is usually a good yardstick, was warranted unfortunately this has turned out to be one of the rare exceptions when it is wide off the mark.


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