The current news in town is about the new flick, Talking Dolls, a contemporary drama, which was premiered in London months back, and is now set to hit the Nigerian cinemas from Friday, 11 May, 2016.
The film, which was shot in London, Essex and Kent in November 2016, is rated 15 by the Greenwich Council, was highly rated by the audience as one of the best dramas of contemporary Africa, and has been described as an unpredictable kaleidoscope, thriller, and suspense, carefully built-up to a climactic epic finale. Produced by Marc Adebesin (Bluewaters Solutions), the movie was directed by Sukie Oduwole and it features notable stars such as Daniel K. Daniel, Belinda Effah, Tamara Komboye, Mofe Duncan, Mike Olaribigbe [Mikes Comedy], Yetunde Oduwole, Kunle Oladeji, Feona Mali, Natalie Deadman, Marie Gomez-Sarkis Olukunle Fafowora, QueenMonty, Adesegun Adeosun Jr and veteran actress, Victoria Inyama.
Talking Dolls follows the lives of two colourful and opposite characters that find love and affection with each other and somehow lose more than they bargain for. It is a dark drama that vividly captures the emotional and psychological trauma that can lead a human being to contemplate the very worse of actions without regards to consequences. Linda (Belinda Effah,) a young girl that has suffered serial abuse in the hands of the man she trusts most – her father. She runs away from home to live with Ade (Kunle Oladeji), a relative of her mother, in London city, but her life is not much better here, with her cousin and two of his flat mates. Linda soon leaves Ade’s home and moves in with a girlfriend, Lace (Marie Gomez), a pragmatic and charismatic call-girl, who takes Linda under her wing as a fellow African lost in London.
Despite subtle pressures from Lace, Linda refuses to imbibe her lifestyle, but instead finds a job as a bookkeeper in a hair salon. For the first time in her life, Linda is in control of her destiny, when she meets and falls for George (Daniel K Daniel). This sociological trauma is almost too much for Linda to bare, especially the discovery that she was only a mere sexual distraction for George for the past four years of their binge. In the resulting fiasco, the unexpected happens.
Talking dolls is an unpredictable kaleidoscope of drama and suspense carefully built up to a climatic epic finale that critics and film audiences will not see coming. Talking Dolls premiere was first held on 21 July 2017 in London and was an epic sold-out event, and is now ready for similar acceptance in Nigeria.