Half of a Yellow Sun

Half of a Yellow Sun

  • R
  • 2014
  • 1 hr 51 min
  • 6.1  (1,807)
  • 51

Inspired by the book of the same title, Half of a Yellow Sun is a film that provides a look into the lives of two sisters, Olanna and Kainene, who return to Nigeria just before the outbreak of the Nigerian Civil War. Olanna and Kainene grew up in a wealthy Nigerian family and attended an expensive school in England. When the two returned from school they made very different life choices. Olanna decided to move in with her lover, the "revolutionary professor" Odenigbo, and his houseboy Ugwu while Kainene became a successful business woman and even took over her family's interests. Eventually she too falls in love with an English writer named Richard. Consumed with their personal lives, the family pays little attention to politics until the upheaval begins and then they have no choice but to face the current situation. They get caught up in a violent war as the Igbo people fight to establish Biafra as an independent republic. The ensuing violence shocks the world, and life for the family will never be the same.

Half of a Yellow Sun
Half of a Yellow Sun
Half of a Yellow Sun

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Inspired by the book of the same title, Half of a Yellow Sun is a film that provides a look into the lives of two sisters, Olanna and Kainene, who return to Nigeria just before the outbreak of the Nigerian Civil War. Olanna and Kainene grew up in a wealthy Nigerian family and attended an expensive school in England. When the two returned from school they made very different life choices. Olanna decided to move in with her lover, the "revolutionary professor" Odenigbo, and his houseboy Ugwu while Kainene became a successful business woman and even took over her family's interests. Eventually she too falls in love with an English writer named Richard.

Consumed with their personal lives, the family pays little attention to politics until the upheaval begins and then they have no choice but to face the current situation. They get caught up in a violent war as the Igbo people fight to establish Biafra as an independent republic. The ensuing violence shocks the world, and life for the family will never be the same.

Half of a Yellow Sun is a 2014 romance movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 51 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1 and a MetaScore of 51.

Half of a Yellow Sun is available to watch free on Kanopy. It's also available to stream, download and buy on demand at Amazon Prime, The Roku Channel, Fandor, Amazon, Google Play, Apple TV and YouTube VOD. Some platforms allow you to rent Half of a Yellow Sun for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

  • Release Date
    2014
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 51 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (1,807)
  • Metascore
    51