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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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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for some violence and sexual content | See all certifications »
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16 May 2014 (USA)  »

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Half a Yellow Sun  »

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NGN 1,270,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$53,645 (USA) (8 August 2014)
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The romantic drama spans over a decade, starting with Nigeria's newly found freedom from the British rule in 1960, and continuing until the end of the fighting. See more »


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Bother You
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Not as Bad as reviewed.
10 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

Seriously, going to the readers review, I feel a lot of injustice is being done to this film. This is an adaptation hence you don't expect them to play all the parts as depicted in the book.

For a First time movie producer, Biyi Bandele has done a good job and should commended for it. I recommend that this movie should be watched by people who appreciates love in time of war.

The only cast I had a challenge with was Thandie Newton, who I believed overacted in a lot of scenes. Also we were unclear about the part of Captain Dutse(Hakeem Kae Kasim) in the film. Apart from those two points, all other aspects were spot on.


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