Set six years after the civil war, a young officer from the Middle Belt gets into a romantic relationship with an O-level student from the South-eastern region. However, their relationship is strained by constant military postings. The soldier gets accused of being involved in the 1976 unsuccessful military coup and assassination of General Murtala Mohammed, and the heavily pregnant wife, gets entangled in an emotional dilemma. 76 was directed by Izu Ojukwu.

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Critic Reviews (5)

7.2
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360nobs

26 Dec 2016
9.0
A common danger in allowing projects like film productions linger is that when the finished products eventually sees the light of day, they may have continuity problems what with the loss of spontaneity. Yet, those who have mastered the visual medium ...
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360nobs

26 Dec 2016
8.0
The long in the works, much postponed historical romance thriller directed by Nollywood fav, Izu Ojukwu is finally here. Produced by Tonye Princewill and Adonijah Owiriwa, -who shares a supporting acting role,- ’76 (formerly Lions of ‘76) is an a ...
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The Hollywood Reporter

26 Dec 2016
6.0
Set against a backdrop of tumultuous events in modern African history, 76 has commendable aspirations to make a dramatic impact much bigger than its limited budget allows. Despite its culturally specific setting, the centerpiece of the Toronto Intern ...
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Business Day

26 Dec 2016
It is with great joy, pleasure and smiles that I bring to you this fantastic and brilliant Nigerian movie, well I would have being so surprised if they had acted less of the huge expectations of Nigerians, a movie featuring outstanding and award movi ...
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Guardian Life

26 Dec 2016
8.0
The work of making the archetypical movie thriller has become harder with the advent of technology. How does a script get around the ubiquity of the cell phone? How do the main characters not solve the riddle immediately with a single SMS? Filmgoers ...

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Release Date(s):

September 11, 2016 (Toronto Film Festival, Canada)
October 15, 2016 (London Film Festival)
November 25, 2016 (Nigeria)

Executive Producer:

Adonijah Owiriwa, Tonye T.J.T. Princewill

Cinematography:

Yinka Edward

Screenplay:

Emmanuel Okomanyi

Editor:

Emeka Ojukwu

Production Designer:

Pat Nebo

Sound:

Solomon Emmanuel

Music:

Hyacinth Ogbu

Original Score:

Hyacinth Ogbu

Production Company:

Adonis production, Digital Jungle Studios, Princewill's Trust

Distribution:

Shoreline Entertainment (USA)

Language:

English, Igbo

Runtime:

118 minutes

Budget:

₦600 million (est. $3,000,000)

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