The movie Doctor Bello directed by Tony Abulu which is one of the much publicized Nigerian movies of the year thanks to the international collaboration will be premiering in Lagos-Nigeria soon.
The movie which stars Isiah Washington, Vivinca A. Fox, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Bern Cohen, Genevieve Nnaji, Victor Browne and Stephanie Okereke-Linus will start Screeening at the Genesis Deluxe Cinemas, The Palms Shopping Complex in V.I Lagos on Sunday, November 25th 2012 at 7:00PM.
Here’s the official synopsis of the movie;
Brilliant Cancer specialist Dr. Michael Durant is emotionally troubled, wrestling with the traumatic loss of his 10 year old daughter from Cancer. Immersing himself in his work in the hospital, away from his wife who blames him for their child’s death, he forms an unlikely bond with a sick, loving, but rambunctious seven year old boy Sam, the son of a rich Jewish couple who are major contributors to the Hospital’s Cancer Research Fund.
Unfortunately, Sam’s health deteriorates drastically, and soon, he slips into a coma, with only a few days to live. Dr. Durant becomes desperate, willing to risk anything to save the child’s life. A surreptitious Nigerian Nurse convinces him to seek the help of Dr. Bello, an uncertified Nigerian Doctor, known in the Brooklyn-African underground as a miracle worker. Dr. Bello, an introvert with a controversial past, secretly visits the child at night and administers a strange African potion, replete with incantations and by the next morning, miraculously, the child begins to recover, the Cancer speeding into remission.
The Hospital Medical Board immediately orders an investigation and soon the secret is revealed and Dr. Durant is suspended. Dr. Bello is arrested and charged with medical malpractice. Dr. Durant soon falls into depression after his wife leaves him. Meanwhile, Dr. Bello has fallen critically ill in jail and can only be saved by the ingestion of the same potion that can only be found in the mysterious “Garden of Life,” nestled on the peak of Nigeria’s sky mountains.
To purchase tickets call:
Ngozi Mba- 08038082114
Angel Okonoko- 08060289242