TITLE: A PLACE IN THE STARS
MAJOR CHARACTERS: Segun Arinze, Gideon Okeke, Yemi Blaq, Matilda Obaseki and Dejumo Lewis.
PRODUCER: STEVE GUKAS.
This happens to be one of the very few movie screening/premieres I’ve had to attend, mainly because I’m not a huge fan of movies. Initially after receiving the invitation, I intended sending someone to represent me but on a second thought, I decided to honour it myself; a decision I didn’t regret!
Clearly, Nigerian movie producers have improved greatly in the quality of movies being churned out compared to the ones released in the past. This has gone to show how open-minded they are to the opinions of many Nigerians.
“A Place in the Stars” is one of such movies that can be termed a perfect piece. From the clarity of the picture to the choice of sound tracks being used, “A Place in the Stars” is a movie that beats all characteristics of average.
Kim Dakim (Gideon Okeke), a young lawyer gets a client with a case that leaves him conflicted. He has information that can save many lives if he passes it on, but he also stands to make millions if he doesn’t. In a very corrupt country where everyone loves money and no one cares how you make it, Kim sees this as his chance to make it big.
Problem is, Diokpa Okonkwo (Segun Arinze) the kingpin of the counterfeit medical drug trade who his case is against, doesn’t play nice. He kills at will to protect his multi-million dollar trade and is not pulling punches against Kim and his client. He has Kim’s client in jail and assassins out to silence Kim.
Suddenly Kim is at war on two fronts; one to stay alive and the other against his conscience and everything he has been raised to believe is right.