Half of a Yellow Sun   (2013)
Based on the best-selling novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun is a sweeping love story weaving together the lives of four people swept up in the turbulence of war.
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Project Type:
Feature Film
Running Time:
107
Genre(s):
Drama, Romance
Cast:
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose, John Boyega
Director(s):
Biyi Bandele
Producer(s):
Andrea Calderwood, Gail Egan
Origin Country(s)/Region(s)
United Kingdom
Synopsis
During the mid-to-late sixties, twin sisters Olanna and Kainene return to Nigeria after their education in England, they make decisions that shock their family. Olanna moves in with her lover, the ‘revolutionary professor’ Odenigbo and his houseboy Ugwu while Kainene takes over the family interests and pursues a career as a businesswoman, falling in love with Richard, an English writer. As the Igbo people struggle to establish Biafra as an independent republic, the sisters become caught up in the shocking violence of the Nigerian Civil War and a betrayal that threatens their family forever.

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