War drama to debut in cinemas this weekend

"76," follows a soldier accused of being involved in the 1976 military coup and assassination of General Murtala Mohammed.

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Produced by Adonaija Owiriwa and Izu Ojukwu, and directed by Ojukwu, the story in the film is told from two points of view: that of a young pregnant woman, and that of her husband, a soldier accused of being involved in the 1976 military coup and assassination of General Murtala Mohammed.

Synopsis:Six years after the civil war, a young officer from the middle belt gets entangled in a romantic relationship with a beautiful O-Level student from the Southeastern part of Nigeria.

Their budding romance was almost ruptured by endless military postings. Now heavily pregnant her walls came crumbling when the news of her husband's involvement in a botched coup attempt hits the headlines.

"76" stars Ramsey Nouah, Rita Dominic, Ibinabo Fiberesima, Chidi Mokeme,Memry Savanhu, Adonaija Owiriwa, Daniel K. Daniel, Nelly Ekwereogu and Shuaibu Ebenehi Adams.

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"76" also premiered at the , at  the prestigious Isabel Bader Theatre.

The war film also had its European premiere at the 60th BFI London Film Festival on Saturday, October 15, 2016.

The movie won big at the just concluded 2016 Africa International Film Festival's Globe Awards, winning best director, best screenplay and best actor.

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