The Enemy I Know

2019

4/5
The Enemy I Know film

Summary

Set in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) “The Enemy I know” is a dramatic tale of billionaire Anthony Adewale (Jide Kosoko), who dies under suspicious circumstance, resulting in scramble for his wealth by every member of his family.

Production: Rita Daniels Productions

Direction: Ozoemena Nwakile

Starring: Sola Sobowale, Desmond Elliot, Jide Kosoko, Ken Erics, Tana Adelena, Broda Shaggi, Naira Marley, Woli Arole

Release Date: October 11, 2019.

Genre: Drama

Run time: 2hrs

Rating: 4/5

Review

“The Enemy I know” is a dramatic tale of billionaire Anthony Adewale (Jide Kosoko), who dies under suspicious circumstance, resulting in scramble for his wealth by every member of his family.

Regina Daniels, who plays the lead role of Zara, the heir apparent to Anthony Adewale’s business empire, deserves some accolades for an amazing articulation and interpretation of the role.

The 20-year-old billionaire’s wife perfectly displayed composure, dexterity and brilliance of 25-year-old Zara, who is faced with the challenge of managing the business of her ailing father, amid intruding marriage proposal by her boyfriend, Richard.

Award-winning actor, Ken Erics, dazzles in his lover-boy role as Richard, a very `loyal’ lover, who makes marriage proposals to Zara three times and it is turned down.

Perhaps the most unusual display of affection and strong will by Richard was when he pays for all tickets to a Cinema, just to be alone with his heartthrob, and have “will you marry me” pop up the screen of the Cinema.

Zara, however, dashes his high hope, saying “I am not ready for your marriage proposal, let the relationship be as it is, I am not ready to be a wife or mother”.

Veteran actress Sola Sobowale, appears on top of her game in her role as the ‘known mother’ of Zara, who is the number one ‘Enemy She Knows’.

She actually connives with her ‘lover-boy’ Damian (Desmond Elliot) to kill her husband and thereafter prepared poisoned tea for her daughter, Zara.

Perhaps, Susan (Rita Daniels), the passionate maid and ‘unknown biological mother’ of Zara in the film, is the real heroine for her smartness, patience and sacrifices in exposing the “familiar enemies” to Zara.

A hilarious high point was when Zara slapped Susan , which she regretted later and apologised on discovering that Susan is her real mother.

Jide Kosoko, known for his natural veracity in character interpretation, is outstanding in playing the role of the poisoned Adewale on his sick bed.

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