Fiche Film
Cinéma/TV
LONG Métrage | 2013
Meeting (The)
Pays concerné : Nigeria
Durée : 130 minutes
Genre : comédie romantique
Type : fiction

Français

Vivant à Lagos, Makinde Esho est un business-man qui va être confronté à la corruption (politique et bureaucratique) et aux caprices de son coeur, pour un voyage qui va le conduire à Abuja pour conclure un contrat avec le gouvernement.

Un film de Mildred Okwo

Nigeria, 2013, Fiction, 2h10min, Comédie Romantique

Avec Rita Dominic, Kate Henshaw, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Basorge Tariah, Chika Chukwu, Chinedu Ikedieze
et Femi Jacobs, Linda Ejiofor & Collin Richards

Réalisatrice : Mildred Okwo

Scénario par Tunde Babalola, Mildred Okwo
Produit par Rita Dominic & Mildred Okwo

Prod : The Audrey Silva Company

English



Romantic-drama set mainly in Abuja. Lagos-based corporate executive Makinde Esho finds himself at the mercy of political patronage, bureaucratic red-tape and his tender heart when he embarks on a one day business trip to Abuja to secure a government contract.

On a Monday morning, Makinde Esho (Femi Jacobs), a corporate executive at Techmast Nigeria Limited, flies into Abuja for an important 9:30am meeting with the Honourable Minister of Land Resources. Mr. Esho’s mission is to secure a government authorization to build a mast sub-station and return to Lagos on the afternoon flight. Upon arriving Abuja, Makinde is forced to give a young girl Ejura (Linda Ejiofor) a ride into town. There is a lot riding on this authorization as it will save his company from bankruptcy. The Managing Director of Techmast (Jide Kosoko) is on Makinde’s case to get the signed authorization while his only daughter (Kehinde Bankole) wants him to finish quickly and return to Lagos for her graduation from University of Lagos.

Makinde is ignorant of how difficult it would be to see the minister until he meets CLARA (Rita Dominic), the impenetrable receptionist and a cast of other characters in the minister’s reception room. Makinde’s appointment is continually bumped off by a series of incidents, some inadvertent and others orchestrated by the minister’s powerful receptionist.

Between Ejura who is almost half her age, Clara the receptionist, the Techmast MD and Kikelomo, it remains to be seen if Makinde can complete his task and return to Lagos.

Dir: Mildred Okwo

Nigeria, 2013, Feature Narrative, 2hr10min, Romantic Comedy

starring Rita Dominic, Kate Henshaw, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Basorge Tariah, Chika Chukwu, Chinedu Ikedieze.
Introducing Femi Jacobs, Linda Ejiofor & Collin Richards

Directed by Mildred Okwo
ScriptWriters: Tunde Babalola, Mildred Okwo
DOP: Jim Bishop
Music: TRUTH Direct

Produced by Rita Dominic & Mildred Okwo (The Audrey Silva Company, TASC)

Distribution (theatrical release): Silverbird Distribution Limited

DVD Release Date: January 1st 2014
Price: N600 (600 nairas) – 130 mins with 60 mins Special Features
www.exodusestore.com/the-meeting


2013 | 3rd Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF 2013, Calabar, Nigeria).
* Best Nigerian Feature
* President Goodluck Jonathan Award for Most Authentic Nigerian
Feature
www.africafilmfest.org/index.php/shortcodes/2013-winners/item/357-best-nigerian-feature-president-goodluck-jonathan-award-for-most-authentic-nigerian-feature-the-meeting-by-mildred-okwo

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