76

By Izu OJUKWU

SHORELINE ENTERTAINMENT - as SALES All rights, World

Historical - Completed 2016

Respected Nigerian army officer, Captain Joseph Dewa tries to protect is expecting wife when his soldiers try to plot a coup to assassinate Gernal Murtala Mohammed in the 1976 Nigerian Civil War.

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Toronto - TIFF 2016
City to City
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Historical, True Story, Drama
    • Countries
    • NIGERIA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 118 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Izu OJUKWU
    • Producer(s)
    • Izu OJUKWU
    • Synopsis
    • Nigeria's middle belt, 1976. Respected army officer Captain Joseph Dewa (Nouah) and his wife, Suzy (Dominic), who is from the southeastern part of Nigeria, eagerly anticipate their first child. Suzy's family adamantly disapproves of her intercultural marriage. At the same time, rebellious soldiers on Joseph's base attempt to recruit him into a coup plot to assassinate General Murtala Mohammed, a key player in Nigeria's Civil War. Joseph resists but the plotters are cunning, setting a trap for him and creating barriers of secrecy between him and Suzy. It's not long before Joseph is arrested, isolating him from his military brothers and his own family.
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