360Trailers: “Relentless” starring Jimmy Jean-Louis, Gideon Okeke & Nneka Egbuna

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Tinsel Star – Gideon Okeke, Haitan Star – Jimmy Jean Louis (Phat Girlz) and 360spotlight artiste Nneka Egbuna star in Nigerian filmmaker Andy Amadi Okoroafor’sRelentless” …a haunting story about loneliness, love and self-discovery that explores Africa’s throbbing megacity Lagos and the effects of war & loss.

It’ll be showing at the BFI London Film Festival from October, 13-28, 2010. Click here for more details.

The soundtrack also promises to be hot with songs from General Pype & Nneka herself and a host of International artists. Track-listing can be found after the trailer.

The synopsis for the film can also be found below. Looks like a good film. Wot do u think?

source: Clam Films

Soundtrack:
1. “Hustler”
Written and composed by Tony Allen
Performed by Tony Allen
Courtesy of Tony Allen, Planet Woo
Published by Shining Music

2. “Champion”
Written and composed by General Pype
Performed by General Pype
Courtesy of Storm Music
Published by Storm Music

3. “No Accomodation in Lagos”
Written and composed by Tony Allen
Performed by Tony Allen
Courtesy of Tony Allen, Planet Woo
Published by Shining Music

4.  “Afro Disco Beat”
Written and composed by Tony Allen
Performed by Tony Allen
Courtesy of Tony Allen, Planet woo
Published by Shining Music

5. “Out Of Space”
Written and composed by Nneka Egbuna and Farhad Samadzada
Performed by Dj Farhot feat. Nneka
Courtesy of Dj Farhot & Nneka
Published by Bushqueen Music, Copyright Control

6. “African Border”
Written and composed by Patrice Bart-Williams, Abiodun Odokoya, Valentine Amaechi Okerenkwo
Performed by Bantu feat. Patrice
Courtesy of Nitty Gritty Music, Pako Records
Published by Merkaba International Edition, X-Amount Edition

7. “Yoruba Girl (Moje Dodo)”
Written and composed by Abdulzatar Kuku
Performed by Kuku
Courtesy of Kuku
Published by Kuku (Ascap / Copyright Control)
Taken from the album « Soldier of Peace (Balogun Irorun) 2010

8. “Lovely Thing
Written and composed by Nneka Egbuna and Farhad Samadzada
Performed by Dj Farhot feat. Nneka
Courtesy of Dj Farhot & Nneka
Published by Bushqueen Music, Copyright Control

9. “Dreams keep my frown away”
Written and composed by Abdulzatar Kuku
Performed by Kuku
Courtesy of Kuku
Published by Kuku (Ascap / Copyright Control)
Taken from the album « Soldier of Peace (Balogun Irorun) 2010

10. “Troway your sorrow
Written and composed by Oranmiyan
Performed by Oranmiyan
Published by Afromage Media (Oranmiyan)

11.  “The same blood”
Written and composed by Tony Allen
Performed by Tony Allen
Courtesy of Planet Woo, Comet Records
Published by Shining Music

12. “Respect Yaself
Written and composed by Nneka Egnuna, Farhad Samadzada, Israel Ayansola
Performed by Nneka feat. Oranmiyan
Courtesy of Four Music Productions GmbH
Published by Bushqueen Music, Che Che Enterprise, EMI Publishing

13. “Show them love”
Written and composed by Adegoke Odukoya, Onuoha Chinagorom
Performed by Bantu feat. African China
Courtesy of Pako Records
Published by Copyright Control

14. “I’m waiting
Written and composed by Adegoke Odukoya, Nneka Egbuna, Ikechukwu Dennis Ekwuyasi
Performed by Bantu feat. Nneka
Courtesy of Pako Records
Published by Copyright Control, Bushqueen Music

15. “Get together”
Written and composed by Mudbone Cooper and Tony Allen
Performed by Tony Allen
Courtesy of Planet Woo, Comet Records
Publised by Shining Music

16. “Sign and Wonda (Chelu)
Written and composed by Ezelle
Performed by Ezelle
Published by Chuma Obumselu

17. “Won’t you stay”
Written and composed by Keziah Jones
Performed by Keziah Jones
Courtesy of KJ Ltd.
Published by KJ Ltd.

Honey’s Theme
Composed and Performed by Philippe Mallier & Pascal Morel
Courtesy of Philippe Mallier & Pascal Morel
Published by Philippe Mallier & Pascal Morel

Obi’s Theme”
Composed and Performed by Philippe Mallier & Pascal Morel
Courtesy of Philippe Mallier & Pascal Morel
Published by Philippe Mallier & Pascal Morel.

SYNOPSIS:

A haunting story about loneliness, love and self-discovery that explores Africaís throbbing megacity Lagos, and the effects of war and loss.

Obi, an orphan brought up by the military, becomes a peace-keeping soldier in worn torn Sierra Leone. He meets Blessing a Sierra Leonean woman and falls in love for the first time. His world and life are devastated when he finds Blessing mutilated by kid soldiers and rebels. His only option is to kill her misery.

On his return to Lagos after the war, he is an emotional autiste, sleepless and lonely. By day he runs a small security company with Ola his best friend and fellow war veteran, at night he walks the lonely streets of Lagos haunted by his past.

In one of his midnight walks, Honey, a runaway university student and high-class call girl falls into his arms, thrown down from a bridge to die by one of her clients. Obi is thrust back into reality as he once again is carrying a woman in his arms, another victim of violence, another life to save or let die.

But Honey is alive and enters Obiís world, opening up his mind again to feelings and emotions, but also ultimately leading him into committing another murder.

Itís election time in Nigeria and a powerful politician claiming to be a friend to Obiís late father hands Obiís firm a lucrative contract to provide security for his candidate.

Obi and Honey, both in personal exile and struggling to get a hold on their lives are thrust into action as a course of events draws them together in the relentless and brooding city that is Lagos today.

As Obi comes to terms with his life and reality, he embarks on a journey of redemption and self re-discovery. We unveil an intimate portrait of a man battling with the scars of war.

The film explores the vast canvas that is Lagos today ‚ powerful, dangerous, alive and uncompromising; fraught with deceptions and corruption yet thriving with hope, strength and resilience.

The film is not afraid to subtly question Nigeria’s peace keeping troops in Sierra Leone, the tragic history of Biafra, the silent plague of human sacrifice, mass government inefficiency and corruption. This is also a film that celebrates Nigeria and Lagos as an African city bustling with the energy, music, vibrant, full of culture and humanity.

Andy Amadi Okoroafor, the writer and director, born in Nigeria, pursued his education and a very successful creative career in Paris and is returning to Nigeria to fulfill his lifelong ambition of making great films about contemporary Africa for a world audience.

Visually edgy and expressionist, the film will explore the boundaries of digital cinema, embracing and harnessing digital technology to enhance good storytelling. It will be controlled, beautifully framed and composed, visually sumptuous and emotional touching, portraying Lagos and other African cities, as they have never been seen.

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6 comments

  1. Looks good. Although i would have loved to hear more dialogue from the characters. All the same, it’s a nice trailer.

  2. Synopsis seems incredible, just hope it isn’t a long movie that will slowly bore us to death!!! Love the line-up on the soundtrack, i hope during the premier in Lagos, it can be marketed or sold!!!

  3. very poor trailer, without reading the storyline on dis site u wouldnt understand anything at all,imagine seeing dis trailer on youtube. i would never again waste my time on anything concerning the nigerian movie industry

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