3.6/10
11
1 user

Domitilla (1996)

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Sandra Achums Sandra Achums
Ada Ameh Ada Ameh
Enebeli Elebuwa Enebeli Elebuwa
Kate Henshaw-Nuttal Kate Henshaw-Nuttal
Maureen Ihua Maureen Ihua
Sonny McDon Sonny McDon ... (as Sonny Mc-Don W)
Anne Njemanze Anne Njemanze
Patience Oghre Patience Oghre
Charles Okafor Charles Okafor
Basorge Tariah Jr. Basorge Tariah Jr.
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Edit

Details

Country:

Nigeria

Language:

English

Release Date:

1996 (Nigeria) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Zeb Ejiro Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

One of the most popular films of the New Nigerian Cinema. Its influence was such that the word "Domitilla" became Nigerian slang for "whore." See more »

Connections

Follows Domitilla II (1996) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Do-mi-til-la!
10 October 2006 | by patobieroSee all my reviews

Domitilla is a landmark film in the Nigerian home video industry. It kicked off the now-established trend of shooting films about 'single girls' and their (mis)adventures in big cities. The buzz for this film was remarkable, and the word 'Domitilla' was on everyone's lips. Everyone kept wondering what it meant, and it was cleverly used as a marketing gimmick, which made this film a blockbuster (a deserved one, though). At the time, 'Domitilla' became another word for prostitute or for a woman of loose morals.

Ann Njemanze, in the title role, gave a performance that made her an instant star. She made a few more films but doesn't seem to be interested in movie-making anymore, which is a pity. 'Domitilla' shows what she's capable of. Sandra Achums, a proved versatile actress, does well in this movie, and Zeb Ejiro, arguably Nigeria's most respected contemporary director (with the possible exception of Tade Ogidan) does excellently at the helm.

Domitilla is basically a story of what young girls get into in the quest to survive. Sometimes, they're fuelled by greed, sometimes by need, sometimes by poor company, sometimes by bad experiences ... but the bottom line is they end up doing things they shouldn't do. What are the consequences? Watch this film and find out.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed