STREETS OF CALABAR

By Charles ANIAGOLU, Frank MACAULAY

CARRE NOIR FILM LTD - as SALES All rights, World

First film - Completed 2012

Caught in a web of scams, danger and murder, two down-on-their-luck scammers must become part of a covert police mission to stop a mysterious gangster from taking over the peaceful streets of Calabar. Written in a mixture of English and Pigin, former BBC/CNN reporter and presenter, Charles Aniagolu

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • First film
    • Countries
    • NIGERIA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 120 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Charles ANIAGOLU, Frank MACAULAY
    • Writer(s)
    • Charles ANIAGOLU
    • Producer(s)
    • Charles ANIAGOLU (Spirit Creations), Jacqueline BELL (Spirit Creations), Aljosa KORENCAN
    • Synopsis
    • Chuks Oti, mixed-race 419 (advance fee fraud) scammer and illegal immigrant recently deported back to his home country Nigeria from London. Once there he manages to wangle his way out of a possible jail term and ends up in the holiday resort city, Calabar, living with his loyal, much younger British girlfriend Margaret, who insisted on travelling with him to Nigeria.
      Chuks takes on menial jobs to make ends meet, but life is difficult .When he runs into his old 419 mate, Mike, a Nigerian pleasure seeker who is full of wild energy and loves to take risks, the two down-on-their-luck friends, with no jobs and no prospects, soon find themselves back in the criminal world.
      They become enveloped in a web of scams and danger presided over by the mysterious De Don, leader of a gang of underground arms and drug dealers, who's hatched an evil plan to takeover the peaceful streets of Calabar.
      Chuks and Mike are forced to become part of a dangerous covert police mission led by two internationally trained detectives to stop De Don and keep the streets of Calabar free of crime. But they soon find themselves the targets, as the evil De Don suspects a double cross.
      Pursued across the breathtaking scenery of Cross River State by De Don and his guards as well as a raging group of Cameroonian "yardies", not to mention one very pissed off cattle herdsman, time ticks down to an explosive climax.
      Writer and former BBC/CNN reporter and presenter, Charles Aniagolu, weaves an intricate and funny story in this thriller-comedy, with a cleverness and wit that will leave you tense and laughing at the same time.
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