collision course is an upcoming Nigerian social drama film, set to premiere on Netflix this week. The film is directed by Bolanle Austen Peters known for Bling Lagosians Y Man of God and the screenplay is written by James Amuta. The film was previously released in Nigeria on February 14 and will run for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.
The feature film is inspired by the EndSARS protests against police brutality and how young people were ready to make their voices heard. It also had its world premiere at the prestigious African Film Festival (AFRIFF) and even garnered a number of awards, including Achievement in Screenplay at the African Film Academy Awards.
Collision Course Cast
The film’s cast includes Daniel Etim-Effiong, Bamike ‘Bam Bam’ Olawunmi-Adenibuyan, Kelechi Udegbe, Bimbo Manuel, Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha, Kalu Ikeagwu, Ade Laoye, Norbert Young, Kenneth Okolie, and Gregory Ojefua.
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Collision Course Plot/Synopsis
The official synopsis for the film reads: “A law enforcement officer tries to make ends meet by soliciting bribes. But a tense encounter with a wealthy young musician changes his life forever.”
It is a moving story told in 24 hours about the life of a law enforcement officer and an aspiring musician. Explore the seedy underbelly of rogue law enforcement officers and the painful and heinous results of their actions as they collide head-on with the struggling musician and conflicted member of the police force.
Inspired by the October 2020 anti-police brutality protests in Lagos, Abuja and many other cities in southern Nigeria, the film is a reminder of how many young Nigerians took to the streets to demand an end to what they called endemic police brutality. The film shows a police officer setting up a roadblock to extract money from drivers, only to come across the frustrated young artist with a pregnant wife.
After accidentally shooting the musician to death, the plot sets in motion a chain of events leading to emotional trauma, arrest, and a noteworthy commentary on the situation within the police force.
Collision Course Release Date and Trailer
The film premieres on September 2 on Netflix. Take a look at his trailer below.
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