|Directed by||Remi Vaughan-Richards|
|Written by||Chinaza Onuzo|
|Produced by||Uduak Oguamanam |
|Edited by||Niyi Akinmolayan|
|Distributed by||FilmOne Distributions|
The Department is a 2015 Nigerian romantic crime action film directed by Remi Vaughan-Richards, starring Majid Michel, OC Ukeje, Desmond Elliot, Osas Ighodaro, Jide Kosoko, Seun Akindele, Somkele Iyamah, Funky Mallam and Kenneth Okolie The film which is the first feature film from Inkblot Productions and Closer Pictures, produced by Uduak Oguamanam and Chinaza Onuzo.
The film tells the story of a secret department in a business conglomerate, as its gang members blackmail top executives into selling their companies to the leader of the conglomerate (Jide Kosoko). Two lovers (Majid Michel and Osas Ighodaro) however opt out of the organization, but the group wants her back for one last job. She accepts against her husband's will, who consequently decides to sabotage the department in order to save their marriage.
- Osas Ighodaro as Tolu Okoye
- Majid Michel as Nnamdi
- Desmond Elliot as Effiong
- OC Ukeje as Segun
- Jide Kosoko as Chief
- Udoka Oyeka as James Okolo
- Kenneth Okolie
- Somkele Iyamah as
- Seun Akindele as
- Saheed Funky Mallam as
A theatrical trailer for The Department was released on 29 December 2014. The film had a press screening on 20 January 2015 at Filmhouse Cinemas in Surulere, Lagos; it was reportedly well received by the critics at the event. It premiered on 25 January 2015, and was theatrically released on 30 January 2015.
Nollywood Reinvented rated the film 62%, praising the story and the performances, but noted that the film lacks emotional connection with the viewers; it commented "With a stellar cast and its not-the-usual storyline, The Department aspires to so much and achieves a lot but it does not achieve it all. The movie did great work with the little details, however, together the finished work falls flat and will probably be forgotten by your next breakfast". Folasewa Olatunde praised the performances in the film, but talked down on some unrealistic parts of the film. She concludes that the film is "intriguing and suspense filled".
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