DIFF: ‘The Coffin Salesman’ film review
The Coffin Salesman is a Nigerian movie directed by award winning director, Imoh Umoren. The movie has been showcased in popular film festivals such as the Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival and the latest being the Durban International Film Festival, which wrapped up on Sunday.
The dark comedy follows a businessman who sells coffins, the main character is portrayed by Kelechi Udegbe. Mariam Kayode, Gregory Ojefua, Harry Dorgu and Lolo Eremie make up the rest of the cast.
The film is set in a small township suburb in Nigeria. The film beautifully captures the emotional instability in a family. A family of three that becomes divided when the mother leaves the father and the daughter as the husband cannot provide for them. We watch the main character fall apart, while trying to save his family and business, however things do not work out. After his wife departure, the fragile Udegbe is forced to learn about life and be a father to his daughter.
Mariam Kayode, plays Nse, a young girl who is convinced that she can fly. Udegbe’s daughter is far from being an average child and believes that she has special superpowers.
The mystery remains on where Nse gets her superpowers after she moves that cup with telekinesis? Does she really have superpowers or it is just her imagination?
You will have to watch the film to find out…
Some characters and scenes are not necessary, especially that character who is the owner of an assassination company trying to con Udegbe.
Anyone can watch and enjoy Coffin Salesman: It is engaging, solid and funny without being chaotic.
Pictures: Nollywood Alive