Coming from Insanity (2018)

Coming from Insanity (2018)
5.0
  • 34
  • Genre: Crime
  • Release year: 2018 ()
  • Running time: 100 min
  • Original Title: Coming from Insanity
  • Voted: 34

In the mid-nineties, a 12 year-old boy (KOSSI) with genius-level intelligence, is one of many children trafficked through the Nigerian borders from Togo. He ends up with the MARTINS, an upper-middle class family of 4 in Lagos. At their home, he will work overtime for his meals and shelter as a houseboy. Fast forward to present day, Kossi is still a houseboy with the Martins. He dreams of a better life, but with barely any education, he knows his future is compromised. He relies on his natural abilities and talent to carve out a way for himself, soon discovering the art of counterfeit money printing and floating the most flawless counterfeit dollars this side of the world. Now out on his own, he employs the services of a few friends and grows the operation substantially, landing him on the radar of a young determined agent at the EFCC who will stop at nothing to bring him to justice.

#PersonCharacters
1Gabriel AfolayanKossi
2Damilola AdegbiteOyin Martins
3Dakore AkandeMrs. Martins
4Wale OjoMr. Martins
  • Best Nollywood Suspense Movie by 10

    One of the best movies I have watched in a very very long time. The time spent was worth it.

  • Let me quickly drop my thoughts by 10

    This movie relates to the current situation of most Nigerian youths, it doesn't matter how you make your money Just be successful that's all. Nice delivery from Gabriel, definitely one of our best actors! #Mustwatch for all Nollywood fans

  • God Bless, I am Prince Goronyo Baba of Nigeria with 30 Million Dollars... by 4

    ...sums up the current two 10/10 reviews.

    This is African amateur writer, director and editor Akinyemi Sebastian Akinropo's first ever dabble in filmmaking, and it really does show.

    The "based on a true story" is a very good and interesting story that needed to be told, but the execution of the storytelling was awful. It's started fairly decent, but Akinropo's editing was horrible with scenes dropping in out of nowhere and cutting out too soon. I call it "blender editing".

    The pacing was fairly decent for the length of the screenplay, but the 100 min runtime was too long for the story being told. There were tons of plot and technical issues and many irregularities with the fluidity of the screenplay. This could have easily, and should have been, trimmed down to 80-85 mins tops.

    The directing wasn't that bad for a first-timer, although some scenes were really badly directed and filmed that seemed 1980's dad-on-the-camcorder quality. The acting was actually not bad at all - for amateur actors that also had no direction from Akinropo. The sound was bad, probably from the lack of boom mics. The score and cinematography were adequate and the set location and landscape was great.

    Filmmakers have to start somewhere, right, but I wish Akinropo had at least ran his script by a seasoned writer for some edits, and/or and experienced editor. That could've made this film much better. You can basically fast-fwd some scenes and not miss a thing. The true story needed to be told, and I'm glad it was, but wish it was told better.

#PersonCrew
1Daniel Ehimencinematographer
2Akinyemi Sebastian Akinropodirector
3Olaitan Toyineditor
4Ibidolapo Ajayiproducer