"76" is a meticulously detailed Nigerian historical fiction drama set six years after the Civil War. It follows the story of Captain Joseph Dewa, a young soldier accused of complicity in the abortive coup of 1976, and his pregnant wife, Suzy, who helps him prove his innocence.
With "76," the director Izu Ojukwu transports viewers back to the familiar 1976, six years after the civil war, when General Murtala Muhammed was killed on February 13, 1976, in an abortive coup attempt led by Lt. Col Buka Suka Dimka.
"76" is not entirely a movie about the 1976 coup, however, the events of the year pilot the circumstances that form the setting for the movie.
This love story which follows the life of two sisters, Olanna (Thandie Newton) and Kainene (Anika Noni Rose), who end up following different paths, was eventually enthroned in the story of the Nigerian Civil War and revolutions. While this story is post-independence, who can forget the struggle of the Igbo people to establish Biafra as an independent republic.
Dedicated to Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh, the Nigerian physician who helped in the containment of the Ebola Virus, this movie is proof that Nollywood has vastly improved. Patrick Sawyer plays the victim infected with the disease when he collapsed at the Murtala International Airport in Nigeria.
Based on a true story and released in 2016, 93 days is a Nigerian thriller that captures patriotism and sacrifice to its very core. With the outbreak of a deadly disease known as Ebola, men and women risk everything they have to save mankind and contain its spread. It is one you cannot afford to miss!