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Nairobi Half Life (2012)

A young, aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming a success in the big city. In pursuit of this and to the chagrin of his brother and parents, he makes his way to Nairobi:the city of opportunity.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Joseph Wairimu ...
Mwas
Olwenya Maina ...
Oti
Nancy Wanjiku Karanja ...
Amina
...
Cedric
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Mose
Antony Ndung'u ...
Waf
Johnson Gitau Chege ...
Kyalo
Kamau Ndungu ...
John Waya
Abubakar Mwenda ...
Dingo
Mburu Kimani ...
Daddy M
Mehul Savani ...
Khanji
Maina Joseph ...
Kimachia
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nyokabi Gethaiga ...
Monica
Brian Munene ...
Dennis
Stella Wangeci Nyawira ...
Phoenix theatre assistant
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A young, aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming a success in the big city. In pursuit of this and to the chagrin of his brother and parents, he makes his way to Nairobi:the city of opportunity.

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Have we decided to be the way we are?

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8 December 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Minha Vida em Nairóbi  »

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€500,000 (estimated)
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The official submission of Kenya to the Best Foreign Language Film of the 85th Academy Awards 2013. See more »

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Superb storytelling, one of the best from Africa
13 August 2013 | by (Dubai) – See all my reviews

Was able to watch this gem at last year's Dubai International Film Festival. By the end of the screening, I was sure that this had to be my favorite movie in the festival. The performances were fine. And this being a trial-and-error sort of attempt for the filmmakers, Nairobi Half Life was really good than one can expect. The story is solid, and probably the best part of the experience. And best part is, the director manages to tag as long for a journey throughout Nairobi, from the police jail cells, the slums, to the gangster infested roads, it is like visiting Nairobi after all. Everyone in the audience loved it. If the film is playing near you, please go watch it.


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