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

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Kenyans buying Kenya
26 February 2015 | by mduncanwallsSee all my reviews

In Kenyan film and TV industry, no other film has had the ratings that NHF has had, even at the local box office. It shows and refutes claims that Kenyans do not buy what is local, goes on to show there's a great market for film, and the possibilities are endless. Give people something they can relate to; directly or otherwise, you shall keep smiling. It shows there's hunger for content among Kenyan consumers. The hash tag #NHF and #NairobiHalfLife trended for a while after the premiere. It serves and acts as the bar to reach in Kenyan film making. Judging by the reviews and feedback from film festivals, a masterpiece. Outstanding performances by Mws (Joseph Wairimu) and Oti (Maina Olwenya). Audience appeal top notch, execution thumbs up to Tosh Gitonga. A must watch.


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Kenya | Germany

Language:

Swahili | Kikuyu | English

Release Date:

11 October 2012 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Minha Vida em Nairóbi See more »

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Nairobi, Kenya See more »

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EUR500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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