This is a short movie about a couple and their struggle with infertility. It is also a well-executed and thought-provoking piece of art. Eku Edewo, Kabiri Fubara, and Toyin Alausa played this one out with heart. I was awestruck after learning that this story was written in a very “very” short period of time – 4 days, and yet it managed to garner over 290,000 views on YouTube. It all started with a conversation and now, tables are shaking. So, here is my Buzz Review of Fractured: A Short Film by Ndani TV.
Firstly, this story addresses the perspective that most Nollywood movies fail to capture. It completely debunks the usual narrative that we often hear about the wife being the “unfortunate” one with the fertility issues in marriage, and angry in-laws constantly breathing down her neck for children like she is a baby factory….yada! yada! yada!…you know the rest.
Unlike the usual narrative my Buzz Review of Fractured: A Short Film by Ndani TV is indeed proof that Nollywood can break free of its ancient stereotypes. This is actually a good one – it is a story of love, disappointment, family and heart.
Here, the roles are reversed and the man is infertile due to a medical condition. At first, our guy is confident that he cannot be the one with a medical issue as the Indaboski that he is, but alas! The doctors confirm otherwise. Science passes the final verdict and his world gets turned upside down.
Another juice comes from his mother who naturally thinks that his wife is the culprit, and I live for her reaction when she finds out the truth.
Fractured tells the tale of an egotistic Nigerian male with fertility problems. What happens when gender stereotypes are reversed? This film dares to defy the things that society has come to accept as a false truth.
With excellent acting and great storytelling, all captured in 30 minutes to address a “hush-hush” topic, Fractured leaves no stones unturned.
Mr. and Mrs. Cole ask a couple of questions at the end of the movie Fractured: A Short Film by Ndani TV and I’m curious to hear your responses and thoughts in the comment section below.
Buzzers Consensus:(3 / 5)
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Official Synopsis of Fractured
Fractured” is a brand new Ndani TV short film about a young couple who seem to have it all, until they are faced with the biggest challenge they have ever been up against.
The film explores the many challenges young couples face in the earliest stages of their union.
Starring Eku Edewor, Karibi Fubara, and Toyin Alausa, “Fractured” is an Ndani TV production.