11/23/2019 10:00 pm – Caligari FilmBühne

United Kingdom 2018 107 min English original version with German subtitles

by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Script: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, DoP: Kit Fraser, Editor: Tariq Anwar, Music: Ilan Eshkeri, Producers: François Ivernel, Andrew Levitas, Michael London, Janice Williams, Production: Groundswell Productions, Logical Pictures, Metalwork Pictures, Montebello Productions, The Sundance Institute, Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Damson Idris, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Cosmo Jarvis

With his debut as a director Nigerian-British actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje tells his own life story. “Farming” was common between 1960 and 1980: Nigerian families gave their children to white working-class families in order to save them a better life and education. Enitan grows up in London with a bunch of other forster children until his parents bring him home to Nigeria. In this foreign and strange country his experiences causes a traumatic shock to him and he stops talking. He is brought back to London where he gets in trouble with racists skin heads. In his wish to be “white” he joins the skinhead gang led by a white supremacist and becomes their feared leader. But his skin color is not forgotten and all ways of life seem desperate.

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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, born and raised in London/England, began his career as a model in Milan/Italy. He graduated with a masters degree in Law from London’s prestigious Kings College, before moving to Los Angeles to make the transition to acting. Fluent in several languages, including English, Italian, Yoruba and Swahili, he is best known for his roles as Simon Adebisi on OZ, Nykwana Wombosi in THE BOURNE IDENTITY, Kurse in THOR: THE DARK WORLD, Killer Croc in SUICIDE SQUAD, Mr. Eko on LOST, Malko in the fifth season of the series GAME OF THRONES and Dave Duerson in the biopic drama CONCUSSION. FARMING is his first feature film as a writer and director.

Filmography: 2018 FARMING

Awards (selection): The Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film (Edinburgh International Film Festival, United Kingdom 2019)

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