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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Thandie Newton
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Anika Noni Rose
Directors
Biyi Bandele
Screenwriters
Biyi Bandele
Running Time
111 minutes

Half Of A Yellow Sun
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Half Of A Yellow Sun

Plot
Nigeria, late 1960s. Two daughters, Olanna (Newton) and Kainene (Rose), mirror their country's newly-asserted independence by following their hearts rather than their father's wishes for them. One falls for a married man; the other a young radical (Ejiofor). Against a backdrop of national turmoil, neither's path proves smooth.


Verdict
A clunky, clumsy handling of a book with (here untapped) depth.


Reviewed by David Hughes

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