PRODUCERS: Uduak Ogumanam.
DIRECTOR: Remi Vaughn-Richards.
SCREENPLAY: Chinaza Onuzo.
MAIN CAST: Osas Ighodaro, Majid Michel, Desmond Elliot, OC Ukeje and Jide Kosoko.
LOCATION (s): Nigeria.
DATE OF RELEASE: January 25, 2015
MOVIE RATING (ON A SCALE OF 1-10): 9/10
GENRE: Romance, crime and thriller.
REVIEWER: Sofowora Oluwapelumi Victoria – 15BE02316
The Department, staring Osas Ighodaro as (Tolu Okoye), Majid Michel as (Nnamdi), Desmond Elliot as (Effiong), OC Ukeje as (Segun) and Jide Kosoko as (Chief) tells a story about a secrete department in a business corporation (Titan Marketing Corporation). Its gang members blackmail and threaten executives into selling their companies to the head of the corporation chief (Jide kosoko).
However two couples choose to leave the organization and try to raise a family, Tolu finds it difficult to get a decent job, she then goes back to the group for one last operation against her husband’s will but Nnamdi her husband decides to disrupt the department in order to save their marriage.
In the end, the plan backfires but she saves her husband from getting killed.
ELEMENTS OF PRODUCTION: The movie made use of different camera shot and angles.
EXTREMELY LONG SHOT.
CLOSE UP SHOT.
OVER THE SHOULDER ANGLE.
When I first heard about this movie, I didn’t want to watch it because I assumed it was boring but then I finally decided to watch it. The movie is actually very entertaining and it is different from most Nigerian movies. The most amazing part of this movie was the acting, the characters were very real and they showcased exceptional talent in playing their roles. I would like to commend the director (Remi Vaughn-Richards) on a job well done for casting these great actors.
The makeup in this movie was so on point; it brought out the personalities of the characters they were playing. The camera quality was very clear and sharp and it didn’t have any blurry images.
The lightning in this movie was just perfect; the lights were used properly in both indoor and outdoor scenes. The sound effect and music was great even though it was not used in all the scenes. It will make the audience focus more on the story and also the sound in the background didn’t overshadow the voices of the actors.
As good as the movie is, there were still some errors that couldn’t go unnoticed.
COSTUME ERROR: when Effiong (Desmond Elliot) wore a navy blue blazer and a yellow shirt on two different occasions.
“Kill him first, let her watch him bleeds”- chief (Jide Kosoko).
Isn’t it supposed to be “let her watch him bleed”.
The department consists of one of the best cast in the Nollywood Industry, the script was brilliantly written and the directing was a plus one, it was a very entertaining movie for me. I recommend this movie. It’s a must watch!
“Why do you think death is the worst thing that could ever happen to you?”-Nnamdi (Majid Michel).
“It’s not about the money, it’s about how we make the money”- Nnamdi (Majid Michel).