Nairobi Half Life

Nairobi Half Life

Deutschland / Kenia 2010-2012, Spielfilm

Inhalt

A young aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming an accomplished actor one day, and in pursuit of this and to the chagrin of his brother and parents, he makes his way to Nairobi – the city of opportunity. He quickly understands why Nairobi is nicknamed Nairrobery as he is robbed of all his money and belongings and left alone in a city where he doesn't know a soul.

Luck, or the lack of it, brings him face to face with the city's criminals and he forms a friendship with a small time crook who takes him in. He is quickly drawn into a world of crime as he struggles to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. Keeping the two worlds separate proves to be a challenge for him as he trudges on in this unknown world called Nairobi.

"Nairobi Half Life" is the story of a young man who, despite all odds, trudges on in search of his dream. His drive and soft spoken nature are his best resources. His determination is encouraging and he is a true testament that what stands between us and our goals is us.

Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

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Director:David Tosh Gitonga
Creative supervisor:Tom Tykwer
Assistant director:Ledama Sempele
Screenplay:Billy Kahora, Serah Mwihaki, Charles Potash Matathia, Samuel Munene
Director of photography:Christian Almesberger
Camera operator:Mohamed Zain
Visual effects:Roland Pfisterer
Production design:Naia Barrenechea
Make-up artist:Elayne Okaya
Costume design:Abdul Mohammed
Editing:Mkaiwawi Mwakaba, Sabine Smit (Supervisior)
Sound:Bernhardt Joest
Synch sound:Christoph Oertel
Audio mixing:Matthias Lempert
Music:Xaver von Treyer
  
Cast: 
Joseph WairimuMwas
Olwenya MainaOti
Nancy Wanjiku KaranjaAmina
Mugambi NthigaCedric
Paul OgolaMose
  
Production company:One Fine Day Films (Berlin)
in co-production with:Deutsche Welle (Bonn) (Akademie), Ginger Ink Films (Nairobi)
Producer:Tom Tykwer, Ginger Wilson, Sarika Lakhani
Co-Producer:Marie Steinmann, Guy Wilson
Location manager:Tony Rimwa
Shoot:25.10.2010-20.11.2010: Nairobi
Original distributor:One Fine Day Films (Berlin)
Funding:Bundesministerium für Wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (Berlin), Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), Arri Film & TV (München)
Length:96 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 25.09.2012, 134641, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (SZ): 21.07.2012, Durban, IFF;
Erstaufführung (DE): 10.10.2012, Berlin, International;
Kinostart (DE): 11.10.2012

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Originaltitel (DE) Nairobi Half Life

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Length:96 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 25.09.2012, 134641, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (SZ): 21.07.2012, Durban, IFF;
Erstaufführung (DE): 10.10.2012, Berlin, International;
Kinostart (DE): 11.10.2012
 

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