Tempting Fate (2015 film)
|Directed by||Kevin Nwankwor|
|Produced by||Kevin Nwankwor|
Tiffany Denise Turner
|Music by||Pedro Gonzalez Arbona|
|Edited by||Aashish Mayour|
KevStel Group Productions
|Distributed by||Silverbird Film Distributions|
Tempting Fate is a 2015 Nigerian American film written, directed and produced by Kevin Nwankwor. The film stars Ramsey Nouah, Dan Davies and John Vogel. It first premiered at the 2015 Pan African Film Festival and also at the USA Indie Fest.
Cast and synopsis
|Ramsey Nouah||Ugo Okoye|
|Andrew Onochie||Edu Okoye|
|John Vogel||Detective Travis|
|Tiffany Denise Turnerr||Tracey|
|Diana Lu||Detective Lee|
|Freddie Edo||Freddie Pee|
Tempting Fate is the story of two very different brothers. First there is Edu, a talented singer and a man of deep faith, Edu’s spirituality is helping him combat cancer, that and the love of his wonderful girlfriend Tracey. Edu’s older brother Ugo, is almost the opposite of Edu. Edu is calm, reflective and peaceful while Ugo is impulsive and at times menacing. Ugo has also chosen a very different path from Edu's, a life of robbery and crime and though Ugo knows he is on a path of destruction, the life he has chosen is not an easy one to leave and according to his gang leader Scorpion, a life he won’t be allowed to leave easily.
Another issue is Edu’s cancer is worsening and Ugo needs to stay in his life of crime to pay for surgery his brother desperately needs. A violent crime leads to Ugo stashing a large amount of cocaine at the house he shares with Edu. He plans on selling this to cover the surgery Edu needs but what Ugo doesn’t realize is he has been monitored by the police. As they break down the door, they apprehend the totally shocked Edu just as Ugo escapes. Caught ‘red-handed’, Edu takes the blame for his brother, partially because he doesn’t believe his brother is capable of such a crime and partially because he loves his brother too much to ‘rat’ on him. For his silence he is given three years in prison. Shortly into his sentence Tracey simply disappears. Edu is released, feeling empty but determined to get his life back on track.
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