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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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Billy Kahora (writing supervisor), Potash Charles Matathia (script writer) | 2 more credits »
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9 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Wairimu Joseph Wairimu ... Mwas
Olwenya Maina Olwenya Maina ... Oti
Nancy Wanjiku Karanja Nancy Wanjiku Karanja ... Amina
Mugambi Nthiga Mugambi Nthiga ... Cedric
Paul Ogola ... Mose
Antony Ndung'u Antony Ndung'u ... Waf
Johnson Gitau Chege Johnson Gitau Chege ... Kyalo
Kamau Ndungu Kamau Ndungu ... John Waya
Abubakar Mwenda Abubakar Mwenda ... Dingo
Mburu Kimani Mburu Kimani ... Daddy M
Mehul Savani Mehul Savani ... Khanji
Maina Joseph Maina Joseph ... Kimachia
Isaac Kiarie Isaac Kiarie ... Kama
Peterson Gathambo Peterson Gathambo ... Kuheyo
Ainea Ojiambo Ainea Ojiambo ... Officer Mutua
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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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Drama

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Trivia

The official submission of Kenya to the Best Foreign Language Film of the 85th Academy Awards 2013. See more »

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Nairobi
20 January 2013 | by koloayewSee all my reviews

I like this film very much.

I saw it in Nairobi and we thought this is a good one The actor is a true African boy his story is good and like a lot that I know.

I think it is funny but a bit sad and the director for this is very very good.

I want them to win the Oscar for this one but don't think they can Kenyan film is growing and this can help It was in Cinema in Nairobi for very very extra long.

All my Kenyan friends like it and me too Europeans should like this also


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Country:

Kenya | Germany

Language:

Swahili | Kikuyu | English

Release Date:

11 October 2012 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Minha Vida em Nairóbi See more »

Filming Locations:

Nairobi, Kenya See more »

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Budget:

EUR500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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