Eric Aghimien’s action movie, Slow Country, ready for the world
Slow Country, the latest movie from director, producer, screenwriter and editor, Eric Aghimien, is ready for public viewing. Aghimien, whose 2014 debut movie, A mile from home, won at both the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) and at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA), has announced that the action movie would be released and shown in all cinemas across the country on May 5.
Described by a notable critic as a “movie in a class of its own, having charted a new course in the action genre in Nollywood, particularly with the quality of props and set designs, and even the use of imported firearms and ammunition,” Slow Country is a well crafted action movie and a shift from the more popular comedies in Nollywood.
Set in Nigeria, it follows the story of Kome, a homeless teenage mother, who in a bid to cater and secure a good life for her son, Peter, sought refuge in the arms of a drug kingpin, Tuvi, who ushers her into the world of prostitution and drug trafficking.
However, when faced with a serious dilemma and the sudden return of her ex-boyfriend, Osas, who desperately wants to win her heart, having abandoned her for seven years, she gets fed up and attempts to break free.
The movie stars talented actors. Such as Ivie Okujaiye-Egboh, Sambisa Nzeribe, Tope Tedela, Majid Michel, Richard Brutus, Gina Castel, Adebayo Thomas, Victor Eriabie and Shola Thompson-Adewale.
When asked about the movie, Aghimien remarked: “Crafting a great action film in Nigeria is no child’s play. Every character in the movie was carefully built and the each of the cast member portrayed their characters well.
“This movie is a must watch and I promise it will not only be worth your time, but also your money.”
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