Fiche Film
Cinéma/TV
LONG Métrage | 2016
93 Days
Steve Gukas
Pays concerné : Nigeria
Réalisateur(s) : Steve Gukas
Avec : Tim Reid, Danny Glover, Bimbo Akintola, Yinka Edward
Durée : 124
Type : fiction
Site web : 93daysmovie.com

Français

Bimbo Akintola, Danny Glover et la star montante du festival de Toronto, Somkele Iyamah-Idhalama, jouent les premiers rôles du thriller de Steve Gukas inspiré de faits réels sur des soignants qui se sont courageusement battus en 2014 contre la fièvre Ebola.

Un film de Steve Gukas

Nigeria, 2016, Fiction, 2h04 minutes, 14A, coulour, English

avec Danny Glover, Bimbo Akintola, Somkele Idhalama, Tim Reid, Alastair Mackenzie, Keppy Ekpenyong, Abimbola Mary-Anne Akintola, Okeke Gideon Echezonachi, Bassey-Inyang Ekpenyong Edet, Sylvia Ngozi Ezeokafor


NOTE OF THE PROGRAMMER
A riveting ensemble thriller drawn from headlines of only two years ago, Steve Gukas’s 93 Days tells the story of the courageous health care workers who faced the prospect of an Ebola outbreak in Africa’s largest country.

When a foreign civil servant lands in Lagos on a flight from Liberia with a high fever, the first, hopeful response is that it’s only malaria. But Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh (Bimbo Akintola) of the First Consultant Hospital knows the man is afflicted with something far more serious. Despite opposition from colleagues, officials, and the man himself, she denies his release. Once the man is confirmed as Nigeria’s index case of the Ebola virus, Adadevoh, her team, the Nigerian government, and the World Health Organization scramble to deal with a potential doomsday scenario.

As the battle to contain the virus hurtles along at a swift pace, 93 Days keeps itself grounded in compelling characters. Besides Adadevoh, a dedicated mother and wife, there is also Dr. Benjamin Ohiaeri (Danny Glover), who is on the verge of retirement when the virus hits, and Dr. Ada Igonoh, who is hoping to conceive a child despite this time of peril. Dr. Igonoh is played by TIFF Rising Star Somkele Iyamah-Idhalama, who conveys exceptional emotional range, from resolve to terror. Working on a grander scale than most Nigerian features, Gukas directs Iyamah-Idhalama and the rest of his cast to deeply affecting performances, gracefully shifting from big-picture stakes to intimate views of the professionals who helped keep their nation safe.
CAMERON BAILEY (Toronto, TIFF 2016)

Tags: Film, Globalization, Black + African Diaspora, Illness + Death, Sub-Saharan Africa, Drama

Director
Steve Gukas

Production Company
Natives Filmworks, MichelAngelo Productions, Bolanle Austen-Peters Productions

Executive Producer
Dotun Olakunri, Bolanle Austen-Peters, Steve Gukas

Producer
Dotun Olakunri, Bolanle Austen-Peters, Steve Gukas, Pemon Rami

Screenplay
Paul Rowlston

Cinematographer
Yinka Edward

Editor
Antonio Ribeiro

Production Designer
Bola Belo

Sound
Pius Fatoke, Mzukisi Mtshiselo

Music
George Kallis

Original Score
George Kallis

Cast
Danny Glover, Bimbo Akintola, Somkele Idhalama, Tim Reid, Alastair Mackenzie, Keppy Ekpenyong, Abimbola Mary-Anne Akintola, Okeke Gideon Echezonachi, Bassey-Inyang Ekpenyong Edet, Sylvia Ngozi Ezeokafor

International Sales Agent
FilmOne Distribution


2016 | 41st TIFF – Toronto International Film Festival
* Selection – City to City (Lagos)
* World Premiere
www.tiff.net/films/93-days/

English

Bimbo Akintola, Danny Glover and TIFF Rising Star Somkele Iyamah-Idhalama star in director Steve Gukas’ riveting real-life thriller about courageous health-care workers in Lagos battling the Ebola outbreak of 2014.

When Patrick Sawyer a Liberian American collapses upon arrival at the Murtala Mohammed International airport, Lagos – Nigeria. He is taken to First Consultant Hospital, where he is admitted with fever like symptoms.
Against his denials of contact with any Ebola victim in Liberia, the team at first consultant led by Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh quickly deduce there is more to his case than malaria. Their vigilance leads to an early detection that Mr Sawyer indeed had the Ebola Virus disease. Now it’s a race against time to contain a deadly disease from breaking out and infecting an entire city population and beginning what could be the biggest deadly disease outbreak the world has ever known.
The scare is palpable across the country. The doomsday scenario imagined is here.
Over a 93-day period from when Sawyer comes in men and women from Nigeria, WHO and MSF do battle with this deadly disease. At its core, 93Days is a compelling human story of dedication, sacrifice, resilience and survival.

A film by Steve Gukas

Nigeria, 2016, Fiction, 2hrs04 minutes, 14A, colour, English

starring Danny Glover, Bimbo Akintola, Somkele Idhalama, Tim Reid, Alastair Mackenzie, Keppy Ekpenyong, Abimbola Mary-Anne Akintola, Okeke Gideon Echezonachi, Bassey-Inyang Ekpenyong Edet, Sylvia Ngozi Ezeokafor




NOTE OF THE PROGRAMMER
A riveting ensemble thriller drawn from headlines of only two years ago, Steve Gukas’s 93 Days tells the story of the courageous health care workers who faced the prospect of an Ebola outbreak in Africa’s largest country.

When a foreign civil servant lands in Lagos on a flight from Liberia with a high fever, the first, hopeful response is that it’s only malaria. But Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh (Bimbo Akintola) of the First Consultant Hospital knows the man is afflicted with something far more serious. Despite opposition from colleagues, officials, and the man himself, she denies his release. Once the man is confirmed as Nigeria’s index case of the Ebola virus, Adadevoh, her team, the Nigerian government, and the World Health Organization scramble to deal with a potential doomsday scenario.

As the battle to contain the virus hurtles along at a swift pace, 93 Days keeps itself grounded in compelling characters. Besides Adadevoh, a dedicated mother and wife, there is also Dr. Benjamin Ohiaeri (Danny Glover), who is on the verge of retirement when the virus hits, and Dr. Ada Igonoh, who is hoping to conceive a child despite this time of peril. Dr. Igonoh is played by TIFF Rising Star Somkele Iyamah-Idhalama, who conveys exceptional emotional range, from resolve to terror. Working on a grander scale than most Nigerian features, Gukas directs Iyamah-Idhalama and the rest of his cast to deeply affecting performances, gracefully shifting from big-picture stakes to intimate views of the professionals who helped keep their nation safe.
CAMERON BAILEY (Toronto, TIFF 2016)

Tags: Film, Globalization, Black + African Diaspora, Illness + Death, Sub-Saharan Africa, Drama

Director
Steve Gukas

Production Company
Natives Filmworks, MichelAngelo Productions, Bolanle Austen-Peters Productions

Executive Producer
Dotun Olakunri, Bolanle Austen-Peters, Steve Gukas

Producer
Dotun Olakunri, Bolanle Austen-Peters, Steve Gukas, Pemon Rami

Screenplay
Paul Rowlston

Cinematographer
Yinka Edward

Editor
Antonio Ribeiro

Production Designer
Bola Belo

Sound
Pius Fatoke, Mzukisi Mtshiselo

Music
George Kallis

Original Score
George Kallis

Cast
Danny Glover, Bimbo Akintola, Somkele Idhalama, Tim Reid, Alastair Mackenzie, Keppy Ekpenyong, Abimbola Mary-Anne Akintola, Okeke Gideon Echezonachi, Bassey-Inyang Ekpenyong Edet, Sylvia Ngozi Ezeokafor

International Sales Agent
FilmOne Distribution


2016 | 41st TIFF – Toronto International Film Festival
* Selection – City to City (Lagos)
* World Premiere
www.tiff.net/films/93-days/