Half of a Yellow Sun (2014)

Half of a Yellow Sun
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 51mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, War, Period
Keywords 1960s, business, civil war, epic, family, love, Nigeria, novel, professor, romance, romantic, sisters, true story, twins, violence
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Gerry Toomey Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000002
Yvonne Ibazebo Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
Holly Pullinger Production Manager n/a 305 5000003
Lance Roehrig Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Alexander Holt Assistant Director n/a 163 5000005
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Source Material (from novel: "Half of a Yellow Sun") 120786 4000002
Biyi Bandele Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Muhtar Bakare Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Yewande Sadiku Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Norman Merry Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Peter Hampden Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Sandra Mbanefo Obiago Associate Producer n/a 171 3000007
Dominic Channing Williams Assistant Director n/a 163 5000006
Emma Zee Post-Production Supervisor n/a 120796 5000007
Jo Katsaras Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Alan J. Wands Executive in Charge of Production n/a 118217 11000001
Sharon Martin Makeup Designer Makeup & Hair Designer 447 13000002
Paresh Nath Behera Production Accountant n/a 282 16000001
Dan Hirst Stunt Coordinator n/a 120804 19000001
Jina Jay Casting n/a 179 10000001
Andrew McAlpine Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Chris Gill Editor n/a 172 7000001
John de Borman Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Ben Onono Music n/a 120781 8000001
Paul Thomson Music n/a 120781 8000002
Yemi Alade-Lawal Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000003
Gail Egan Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Andrea Calderwood Producer n/a 3 3000001
Genevieve Nnaji Actor Miss Adebayo 1 1000010
Jude Orhorha Actor Harrison 1 1000009
Gloria Young Actor Aunty Ifeka 1 1000011
Tina Mba Actor Mrs Ozobia 1 1000012
Wale Ojo Actor Chief Okonji 1 1000013
Susan Wokoma Actor Amala 1 1000008
Babou Ceesay Actor Okeoma 1 1000007
Anika Noni Rose Actor Kaniene 1 1000003
Chiwetel Ejiofor Actor Odenigbo 1 1000002
Joseph Mawle Actor Richard 1 1000004
John Boyega Actor Ugwu 1 1000005
Onyeka Onwenu Actor Mama 1 1000006
Ayo Lijadu Actor Professor Ezeka 1 1000014
Naya Amobi Actor Arize 1 1000015
Paresh Nath Behera Actor Dr. Patel 1 1000023
O.C. Ukeje Actor Aniekwena 1 1000022
Jennifer Osammor Actor Mama Oji 1 1000024
Hakeem Kae-Kazim Actor Captain Dutse 1 1000025
Biyi Bandele Director n/a 2 2000001
Roberto Purvis Actor Redhead Charles 1 1000021
Paul Hampshire Actor Professor Lehman 1 1000020
Zack Orji Actor Chief Ozobia 1 1000016
Kasper Michaels Actor Plump Charles 1 1000017
Reginald Ofodile Actor Uncle Mbaezi 1 1000018
Grainne Keenan Actor Susan 1 1000019
Thandie Newton Actor Olanna 1 1000001
Olanna and Kainene are glamorous twins from a wealthy Nigerian family. Returning to a privileged city life in newly independent 1960s Nigeria after their expensive English education, the two women make very different choices. Olanna shocks her family by going to live with her lover, the "revolutionary professor" Odenigbo in the university town of Nsukka. Kainene turns out to be a fiercely successful businesswoman when she takes over the family interests, and surprises herself when she falls in love with Richard, an English writer. Preoccupied by their romantic entanglements and a betrayal between them, the events of the sister's lives loom larger than politics. However, they become caught up in the events of the Nigerian civil war, in which the lgbo people fight an impassioned struggle to establish Biafra as an independent republic, and ends in chilling violence that shocks the entire world.