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Half of a Yellow Sun
Half of a Yellow Sun
Directed By Biyi Bandele
Screenplay By Biyi Bandele
Cast Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Onyeka Onwenu
Produced By Andrea Calderwood, Gail Egan
Film Editing By Chris Gill
Cinematography By John de Borman
Music By Ben Onono, Paul Thomson

Shareman Media, Slate Films


Nigeria, United Kingdom



Release Date

September 8, 2013 (TIFF), April 11, 2014


111 Minutes

Rating R
Distributed By

Metro International, Leap Frog Films, FilmOne Distribution, Monterey Media Inc.

Budget $9,000,000



  • Chiwetel Ejiofor as Odenigbo
  • Thandie Newton as Olanna
  • Onyeka Onwenu as Odenigbo's Mother
  • Genevieve Nnaji as Ms Adebayo
  • OC Ukeje as Aniekwena
  • Anika Noni Rose as Kainene
  • Joseph Mawle as Richard
  • John Boyega as Ugwu
  • Hakeem Kae-Kazim as Captain DUTSE
  • Rob David as Redhead Charles
  • Babou Ceesay as Okeoma
  • Wale Ojo as Chief Okonji
  • Tina Mba as Mrs Ozobia
  • Zack Orji as Chief Ozobia



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