A young Nigerian-American financier struggles with love, family, and a prescription drug dependency as his ambitions steer him down a criminal path.

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Anthony Onah

Writer:

Anthony Onah
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Credited cast:
Lucy Griffiths ... Liz Sloane
Michael Hyatt ... Ife Ogunde
Peter Vack ... Alex Mueller
Bill Sage ... John Kocher
Aml Ameen ... Seyi Ogunde
Dana Drori ... Josie McGowan
Craig muMs Grant ... Iji
Hope Olaidé Wilson ... Funmi Ogunde (as Hope Olaide Wilson)
Tru Collins ... Robin
Brandi Nicole Wilson ... Petit Woman
Jacob Berger ... NYPD Officer #1
Jessica Richards ... Cailin
Souleymane Sy Savane ... Akin Ogunde
Braian Rivera Jimenez ... Justin Gonzalez
Aseem Tiwari ... Male Personnel (as Adam Aseem Tiwari)
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A young Nigerian-American financier struggles with love, family, and a prescription drug dependency as his ambitions steer him down a criminal path.

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Drama

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Not Rated
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Cosa buena
Composed, written and performed by Norbert Galouo and José Miguel Ortegon
Performed by Sr Ortegon
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An Immigrant's American Dream meets Wall Street -
14 March 2017 | by JustCuriositySee all my reviews

Dara Ju was warmly received in its world premiere at Austin's SXSW Film Festival. It is an interesting first feature directorial debut with reasonably good acting, but a messy screenplay that tries to do too much at the same time. It tries to deal with a young Nigerian immigrant's American Dream, his confrontation with racial prejudice, his dysfunctional immigrant family with its own buried secrets, a cross- racial romantic relationship and his growing drug addiction. The screenplay just feels messy with too many subplots and too much happening to allow the stories and characters to fully develop. It is clearly closely related to the director's own family experience as a Nigerian- American immigrant. It is an interesting story and enjoyable although it doesn't feel like it is quite complete in its attempt to cover too much ground in to little space. Even the title is not clearly explained to the audience. The director said it means "better" and that its about the aspirational experience of the immigrant.


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Country:

Nigeria | USA

Language:

Yoruba | English

Release Date:

10 November 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Price See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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