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Half of a Yellow Sun (2013)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  16 May 2014 (USA)
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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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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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Divided by war. United by love.

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Rated R for some violence and sexual content | See all certifications »
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NGN 1,270,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,843 (USA) (16 May 2014)

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$44,268 (USA) (11 July 2014)
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Part of the funding for the movie came from Britain, but it was all shot in Calabar and Creek Town in Nigeria. See more »

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15 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I beg to disagree with many of the other (negative) reviews. I believe that the movie communicated the right intensity. It's not about the book, it's about a story needing to be told. I'm a Nigerian who is closely intimidated with the war and the true story, and this film did enough to express the reality of it on many levels. I especially appreciated the live footage. I've been reading memoirs from a variety of ethnicities who were involved in the war, and this movie shows a story that is consistent with all of their stories. It's only one perspective, and fictional at that. I would recommend this movie to anyone and everyone interested in Nigerian history and heritage.


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