Nairobi Half Life

David 'Tosh' GitongaKenya – 2012 – More information on this movie

CHF 21.00 / EUR 19.00

The young Kenyan Mwas has a dream: to tread the boards as an actor. In order to realise this dream, he leaves his village and heads for Nairobi, but is overwhelmed by the loud and wild city. One day, he is robbed and left completely helpless on the streets. Placed in this existential predicament, Mwas slowly slips into Nairobi’s underworld. What begins with petty scams and minor drug deals, ends with more serious crimes. When corrupt police begin to threaten him, he has to decide between fast money and his dream. Nairobi Half Life is one of the few Kenyan features created during Tom Tykwer's East African «One Fine Day Films» project.

Language OV english/kikuyu/swahili Subtitles english, deutsch, français
Length 96 min. Screen 1:2.35 - 16/9 PAL, color Sound DD 5.1, 2.0 FSK 12+ Region code 2
Bonus Making of | Deleted scenes

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