Country: Brazil, France

Languages: Portugese, English, Igbo, Hungarian, Chinese

Color / DCP / 102 minutes / 2020 

Amadi, a musician from Lagos in his 30’s, goes to Brazil with the mission to locate his elder missing brother, Ikenna, and bring him back to Nigeria. Fol – lowing faint footsteps, he discovers that his brother was not the distinguished Mathematician he was supposed to be. Bitter childhood feelings arise and Amadi must now choose between faithfulness to his broken family or a new life in São Paulo.


Cast & Crew

Directed By: Matias Mariani

Written By: Chika Anadu, Francine Barbosa, Maíra Bühler, Matias Mariani, Júlia Murat, Chioma Thompson, Roberto Winter

Picture: Leo Bittencourt

Cast: O.C. Ukeje, Chukwudi Iwuji, Indira Nascimento, Paulo Andre, Ike Barry



Primo Films in co-production with MPM Film, Tabuleiro Films and SP Cine



Berlinale (Panorama), Red Sea IFF, Guadalajara IFF




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