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Half of a Yellow Sun (2013)

R | | 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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(novel), (screenplay)
3 nominations. See more awards »

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... Olanna
... Odenigbo
... Kainene
... Richard
... Ugwu
Onyeka Onwenu ... Mama
... Okeoma
... Amala
Jude Orhorha ... Harrison
... Miss Adebayo
Gloria Young ... Aunty Ifeka
Tina Mba ... Mrs. Ozobia
... Chief Okonji
Ayo Lijadu ... Professor Ezeka
Naya Amobi ... Arize
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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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Two sisters, schooled in England, raised in Nigeria. Now on the brink of civil war, two lovers committed to freedom, displaced by conflict, ready to sacrifice everything. See more »

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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,843, 16 May 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$53,645, 8 August 2014
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2.35 : 1
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The lead actors of this film are awards winning actors. See more »


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Simini Yaya
Written by Collins Oke
Performed by Collins Oke Elaiho & His Odoligie Nobles Dance Band
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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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