Lusala, the adoptive son of a well-to-do family, has started working as a mechanic and has just moved into his own apartment. But instead of making plans for the future, he is struggling with his mental health. He is increasingly haunted by traumatic memories of the physical violence he was exposed to in his childhood. With Brian Ogola portraying the fragile and torn Lusala, the story oscillates between inner turmoil and confronting the demons of the past. In his directorial debut Mugambi Nthiga touches on the emotional depth of a megacity and looks at patriarchal structures of violence, class-crossing families, constructions of masculinity and the fragility of growing up.
With: Brian Ogola, Alyce Wangari, Stycie Waweru
Script: Silas Miami, Wanjeri Gakuru, Oprah Oyugi
Editing: Kevin Wang’ombe
Music: Eric Wainaina, Rushab Nadha, Mbogua Mbugua Mbugua
Producers: Tom Tykwer, Marie Steinmann, Sarika Hemi Lakhani, Ginger Wilson, Guy Wilson