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For a first time director, Ramsey Nouah deserves a standing ovation. His directorial debut, Living In Bondage Breaking Free is a beauty that could not have come at a better time.

Like the 1992 film, Breaking Free‘s lead character, Nnamdi Okeke makes a Faustian bargain with Richard Williams (Ramsey Nouah). Interestingly, the screenwriters tried to switch things up with this character and the result? John Milton with laughable Igbo and Mandarin accents.

The sheer beauty of Living In Bondage Breaking Free‘s cinematography is probably the movie’s highest point, followed closely by the props, and score. In this exact order.

As a director, Nouah delivers to detail but as an actor, not so effortlessly as the actor struggles to pull on a convincing show for the duration of the movie.

Away from the glitz and glamour of this movie is the realization that it’s laden with too many underdeveloped conflicts and characters and its length does nothing to help matters. The glamour is distracting enough not to notice how the story leaves a gaping question mark between where Nnamdi sells his soul to Lucifer in designers and when his payment is demanded. This important link becomes overshadowed by the introduction of the character’s love interest, Kelly (Munachi Abii), and the abrupt suicide of Obinna (Eyinna Nwigwe).

Another applaudable part of this film is Swanky JKA‘s performance. As Nnamdi Okeke, JKA ‘s performance is just as captivating as Kenneth‘s as Andy Okeke, maybe even more charismatic.

Ultimately, Living in Bondage Breaking Free is a cinematic delight that’s worth every penny.


Mamazeus

Mamazeus

If you are reading this, I’m super glad and excited to welcome you to my world. There are two things I simply can’t do without; writing and watching movies. Movie reviewing for me is an opportunity to do both. I simply watch movies and let my readers see these movies through my objective lens.

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Mamazeus

Mamazeus

If you are reading this, I’m super glad and excited to welcome you to my world. There are two things I simply can’t do without; writing and watching movies. Movie reviewing for me is an opportunity to do both. I simply watch movies and let my readers see these movies through my objective lens.