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Half Of A Yellow Sun DVD

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Olanna (Thandie Newton) and Kainene (Anika Noni Rose) are glamorous twins from a wealthy Nigerian family. Returning to a privileged city life in newly independent 1960s Nigeria after their expensive English education the two women make very different choices. Olanna shocks her family by going to live with her lover the 'revolutionary professor' Odenigbo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and his devoted houseboy Ugwu (John Boyega) in the dusty university town of Nsukka; Kainene turns out to be a fiercely successful businesswoman when she takes over the family interests and surprises herself when she falls in love with Richard (Joseph Mawle) an English writer. Preoccupied by their romantic entanglements and a betrayal between the sisters the events of their life loom larger than politics. However they become caught up in the events of the Nigerian civil war in which the lgbo people fought an impassioned struggle to establish Biafra as an independent republic ending in chilling violence which shocked the entire country and the world. Based on the award-winning best seller by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Half of a Yellow Sun is the feature film debut from London based Nigerian playwright novelist and screenwriter Biyi Bandele. Starring Oscar-nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave) BAFTA-winner Thandie Newton (Crash) BAFTA-nominee Joseph Mawle (Birdsong) Anika Noni Rose (Dreamgirls) and John Boyega (Attack the Block) Half of a Yellow Sun is an epic love-story weaving together the lives of four people swept up in the turbulence of war produced by Andrea Calderwood of Slate Films (The Last King of Scotland).

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Biyi Bandele makes his directorial debut with this adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel starring Thandie Newton and Chiwetel Ejiofor. In the late 1960s twin sisters Olanna (Newton) and Kainene (Anika Noni Rose) arrive back home in Nigeria, having finished their studies in England. While Olanna moves in with her boyfriend, professor Odenigbo (Ejiofor), and his young houseboy, Ugwu (John Boyega), Kainene becomes a businesswoman and gets involved with British writer Richard (Joseph Mawle). When the Nigerian Civil War breaks out the sisters' lives are changed forever.

Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play Biyi Bandele makes his directorial debut with this adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie&39;s novel starring Thandie Newton and Chiwetel Ejiofor In the late 1960s twin sisters Olanna (Newton) and Kainene (Anika Noni Rose) arrive back home in Nigeria having finished their studies in England While Olanna moves in with her boyfriend professor Odenigbo (Ejiofor) and his young houseboy Ugwu (John Boyega) Kainene becomes a businesswoman and gets involved with British writer Richard (Joseph Mawle) When the Nigerian Civil War breaks out the sisters&39; lives are changed forever   Bonus material • Behind The Scenes • On Location • Interviews with Cast & Crew • "The Kiss" - A Short Film by Biyi Bandele

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