MOVIE REVIEWER: OKEKE .V. OBIANUJU.
TITLE: BROTHER’S KEEPER.
GENRE: NIGERIAN THRILLER DRAMA FILM.
PRODUCTION COMPANY: OAKFIL PRODUCTION.
FILM BY: IKECHUKWU ONYEKA.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: OKEY EZUGWU.
DIRECTOR: IKECHUKWU ONYEKA.
EDITORS: OKEY BENSON, OKEY OKU.
ASSISTANT PRODUCER: JENNIFER OGBONNA.
SCREENPLAY: OMONI OBOLI, KEHINDE OLORUNYOMI.
COSTUME DESIGNER: CHIEMELA NWAGBOSO.
MAKE-UP: MATTHEW ELECHENU.
MUSIC: AUSTIN EREWOLE.
MAIN CAST: Majid Michael -Chude and Chidi Nwankwo.
Omoni Oboli– Mena Nwankwo.
Barbara Soki– Mrs. Nwankwo.
Beverly Naya– Cassandra Okoro.
LOCATION: LAGOS, NIGERIA.
DATE OF RELEASE: FEBRUARY 7TH, 2014.
MOVIE RATING: 7 out of 10.(70%).
SYNOPSIS: This movie is all about pretense and betrayal. The movie centers around Majid Michael, who plays the role of Chude Nwankwo and also Omoni Oboli who plays the role of his wife, Mena. Chude has a twin brother whose name is Chidi and they are identical twins. Following a misunderstanding which Chidi had with his business partner, he had to lose his twin brother, Chude, and his niece as a compensation for the disagreement with his business partner (Don). Through the movie, Chidi has to impersonate his dead brother (Chude). He moves into his brother’s house and assumes his brothers responsibilities. Of course no one can have the exact behavior of another person even if they are identical twins; so he (Chidi) displays some awkward traits that make family and friends begin to wonder who the new “Chude” is. No one can tell the difference between the two identical brothers, but at the ending of the movie the truth is revealed following the murder of Chidi’s girlfriend, Beverly Naya who played the role of Cassandra Okoro.
MOVIE REVIEW: The storyline of the movie is a rare and interesting one. The choice of actors used in the movie is a perfect choice as there is a good level of acting talent in each actor, the camera direction and angle is good, everything revolving from flashbacks to the present state is reflected in a realistic manner. The costumes, the family life style, location choice, the make- up, and every other necessary element of the movie was done in a recent state; all thanks to the production team.
The movie basically is about pretence and family betrayal. Majid Michael skillfully impersonates the characters of two identical brothers. His skills unarguably put the viewers of the movie in mixed emotions of suspense and doubt. Also, the remaining actors in the movie compliment the main actor’s skills, with their ability to carry the viewers around suspense and doubt.
The camera shots used mainly in this movie are the medium shots, close up shots. The camera transitions used were the cut and fade. All these camera shots and transitions were mainly used because the movie focused mainly on the personal involvement of each actor revolving the pretence. The actors facial expressions were captured, there were a lot of flashbacks and also, the camera had to capture the conversations ensuing between each actor as there were a lot of conversations.
But of course, there is no perfect movie and so this movie also had its flaws, but the flaws were less than the good attributes. First, the video quality was not good enough for a movie released at a time with technological improvement. Second, the lightning effects were also not too good as most parts had dark lightning even in the mornings. Third, some parts were not parts were not portrayed with enough emotions and some parts had too much emotions involved. Fourth, some parts were just too unreal to be in a movie and these parts reduced the perfectionism of the movie. Watch FULL Movie http://irokotv.com/video/5699/brother…
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