La Femme Anjola

2020

5/5
La Femme Anjola

Summary

La Femme Anjola tells the story of a young and successful stockbroker. His life is turned upside down when he falls in love with a beautiful woman who turns out to be a femme fatale that’s working with her crook husband to take him down.

Production: The Audrey Silva Company

Direction: Mildred Okwo

Starring: Rita Dominic, Nonso Bassey, Joke Silva, Femi Jacobs, Aderounmu Adejumoke, Bassey Ekpeyong, Uzor Osimkpa, Michelle Dede, Mumbi Maina, Soso Soberekon

Release Date: 3 February 2020

Genre: Drama

Run time: 2hrs

Rating: 18/5

Review

‘La Femme Anjola’ which translates to ‘The Woman Anjola’ in English is a neo-noir crime thriller which features Rita Dominic, Chris Iheuwa, and Nonso Bassey as main character tells the story of Anjola Kalu (Rita Dominic), the wife of night club owner Odera Kalu (Chris Iheuwa) who falls for a young Stockbroker and part-time sax player, Dejare Johnson (Nonso Bassey) and turns his world upside down.

Okwo and her team worked on La Femme Anjola for about five years now.

This intense dedication to solid craftsmanship and attention to detail isn’t exactly a Nollywood staple, neither is the considerable budget- made possible by the involvement of the Lagos based GTI Securities as well as other investors.

But it is this model that Okwo has adopted, pushing her cast and crew to limits in a bid to actualize her vision for the film. Rita Dominic has learnt to sing, dance and perform to interprete the role of Anjola, a mysterious socialite who leaves chaos and destruction in her wake. Ditto singer and actor Nonso Bassey who has also trained to play the saxophone to fully express the music world that the plot dictates.

The motion picture contemplates topics of Chivalry and Villainy which is to a great extent populated by the Film noir kind of Hollywood during the 40s and 50s yet with a Nigerian contort.

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