Wind Of Tears

Wind Of Tears Nigerian Movie Review

(Heart of a Saint, More than Sacrifice)
Date Of Release: 2012
Story, Screenplay/ Director – Ikenna Emma Aniekwe
Producer – Arthur Nwawulu

Starring:
Kenneth Okonkwo – Charles
Mercy Johnson – Chidi
Johannes Maier – Franklin
Ada Phillips – Michelle
Solomon Akiyesi – Prof Ben
David Ihesie – Prof Jonathan

Themes:
Terminal Illness
Selfishness

NollywoodForever.Com rating – 31%
Wind Of Tears

Synopsis:

Charles played by Kenneth Okonkwo is a football coach leading his team into a big tournament. He has cancer, a fact that he has hid from his family. He has recently found out that his kidney is free from cancer leaving him able to donate it to his brother Franklin who is in dire need of it. His wife Chidi played by Mercy Johnson is vehemently against his choice fearing that he may lose his life in the process.
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Selfishness

Franklin seems to have very little regard for this brother’s health. Even though he knows that his brother’s cancer is terminal he shows no interest in the risk that such a situation may prose. Is there beef? Some deep rooted sibling rivalry? (Please note it later became apparent to me that there was a prequel to this movie, so that would explain that)

Story

The whole football storyline didn’t tie in well with the main plot but yet it was focused on quite a lot. You would see Franklin in the hospital bed then the next scene would be a football scene of just guys kicking a ball around, no dialogue and then it would cut back to the hospital bed. What for?

Acting

Johannes maier is not as bad as he was the first time I saw him but he is still pretty annoying. He insisted on talking in this soft michael jackson voice all the way through. The sons crying at the end was horrible and they put him next to m£ercy johnson champion crier to disgrace him. Bad move.

Make Up

The make-up people on set did a great job in making Franklin look grey and devoid of life. That was probably the nicest thing I have to say about the whole movie. True talk.

Memorable Scene

Where the nurse comes across the nurse on duty sleeping and slaps her awake.
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Nollywood Forever Says What

Kenneth’s kidney is cancer free and the doctor advices him to be admitted immediately so he can have chemotherapy to boost his immunity before the surgery to donate it. Say What? Am I being a dunce breed or doesn’t chemotherapy weaken the immune system?

How would a doctor send a man with cancer’s wife to buy anti-cancer drugs and not tell her he has terminal cancer? Say What? As if she couldn’t work it out?

How can the doctor say secondary cancer “is not a big problem.” Is he mad? Say What? On what planet isn’t secondary cancer a big deal??? Isn’t that terminal?

The guy keeps telling the nurse “I’m choking.” She keeps telling him to calm down then finally when he is hyperventilating to the point that he can no longer speak and then she says “are you having difficulty in breathing?” She then leaves him there walking out slowly talking about “one minute” huh? GTFOH Say what? I tire for this useless movie.

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Synopsis:

I am a little very disappointed with Ikenna Emma Aniekwe. I like him a lot so I would somehow like to believe that this BIG MESS of a movie was not his fault. Research is vital and when taking on this cancer storyline it would appear that little to no research was done. I’m not a cancer expert but I sure as hell know that chemotherapy does NOT boost immunity. Hearing this stupidness at the very beginning of the movie just made me feel like the whole thing was gonna be sloppy on the final details and I WAS RIGHT. It was not gripping and although the acting was generally good I found the movie slow and boring. I cannot even imagine watching 4 or 6 parts or however many there are! (I saw previews for Heart of a Saint, More than Sacrifice which seemed to be prequels or sequels or name changes) I’d recommend it if you need something to put you to sleep. Scratch that. This is a bin it movie for sure. A total waste of time.

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