Disillusioned reporter, Godwin (Oris Erhuero),  arrives in a West African village to cover the local festival, but soon finds himself swept up in a witch hunt. A series of misfortunes lead a village to accuse a young, mute girl of being a witch. Their Pastor insists that the only hope of salvation lies in her exorcism and death. His compelling rhetoric and ability to incite fear into the people and threatens to tear their fragile world apart. Godwin, with the help of a young school teacher, attempts to save the girl's life, bravely fighting back against corruption and false prophets. Based on True Events, The Cursed Ones is a story of morality, religion, corruption and community in the heart of Africa. Written by Zissou Pictures Ltd. The Cursed Ones was directed by Nana Obiri-Yeboah

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ghanacelebrities.com 29 Dec 2016

Nana Obiri Yeboah’s second feature film-The Cursed Ones which has received 15 Ghana Movie Awards nominations starts on a woolly slow path—yet it manages to piece together a remarkable picture by taking the viewer on an uncomfortable poignant jour ...


29 Dec 2016
Fear can cause people to make irrational decisions. Its effects are compounded when fear expands beyond a single person and flows through an entire community. It’s also the driving factor behind The Cursed Ones and shows what happens when superstit ...

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Release Date:

November 6th, 2015 (Film Africa, UK)
April 8th, 2016 (Atlanta Film Festival, USA)
May 5th, 2016 (New York African Film Festival, USA)

Executive Producer:

Britta Bernstorff, Giancarlo Bruni, Riccardo Bruni, Carlos Claussen, Leo Claussen, Maximilian Claussen, Oris Erhuero, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Nicholas K. Lory, Peter Lory


Nicholas K. Lory


Maximilian Claussen


Josh Levinsky

Production Designer:

Davide De Stefano


James Adofo, Gernot Fuhrmann, Enoch Owusu, Bruce Wuilloud


Benjamin Wright

Production Company:

Zissou Pictures Ltd
The Mill (Special Effects)




100 minutes

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