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Restless City (2011)

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Tells the story of an African immigrant surviving on the fringes of New York City where music is his passion, life is a hustle and falling in love is his greatest risk.

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Andrew Dosunmu
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Cast

Credited cast:
Osas Ighodaro Ajibade ... Adinike (as Osas Ighodaro)
Hervé Diese Hervé Diese ... Lido
Momo Dione ... Pesher (as Mohamed Dione)
Ger Duany ... Rocky
Khadra Dumar Khadra Dumar ... Kadra
Sky Nicole Grey Sky Nicole Grey ... Trini (as Sky Grey)
Danai Gurira ... Sisi
Beverly Hugo Beverly Hugo ... Linda
Zoey Martinson Zoey Martinson ... Minnie
Dee Dee Moss Dee Dee Moss ... Bekay's Girl-Honeycomb
Saoko Okano ... Kai
Anthony Okungbowa ... Bekay
Femi Olagoke ... Thug One
Babs Olusanmokun ... Cravate
Ese Daniel Ovueraye Ese Daniel Ovueraye ... Midi
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Tells the story of an African immigrant surviving on the fringes of New York City where music is his passion, life is a hustle and falling in love is his greatest risk.

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Genres:

Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some drug use and brief sexuality
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Wolof | Yoruba

Release Date:

January 2011 (USA) See more »

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Clam Productions See more »
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Title Card: "How the city attracts all types and how the unwary must suffer from ignorance of its ways." - Cyprian Ekwensi
Djibril: Hello. My name is Djibril. Djibril Sy. I am 21 years old. I'm from Senegal. Dakar. Right now Harlem, New York is where I live. One day will come where my child could be President. I will tell them at birth to be truthful, to follow the right path, and then the day may come that they could be a leader of this nation. What path should I take? The only path I know is music.
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Soundtracks

Four Last Songs - Im Abendrot
written by Richard Strauss
Performed by Jessye Norman
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A Haunting Tale Of True Love And Tragedy
12 June 2014 | by DLSchindlerSee all my reviews

Beautifully woven kaleidoscope of a story. Very touching but also heart-breaking. Enjoyable by anyone that likes to be taken on a journey through a character's life in a way so realistic you are sure it is reality. There are moments that made me squeal with delight as characters finally had the courage to say and do what was in their hearts. This film is the first time a bed scene actually made me cry a little. The overall effect of the film is very memorable and familiar to almost anyone. There were other scenes that were upsetting as well and left me feeling as if something left incomplete. If you believe in love-at-first-sight isn't always a fairy-tale, or even if you don't, then some of that waits for anyone who finds this film.


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