A Sting in a Tale

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truforia

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Shirley Frimpong-Manso has already received critical and commercial success for her film-making prowess which have so far included ‘Life and Living It’, ‘Scorned’, and ‘The Perfect Picture’. She is set for another release in November with an adventure movie starring the likes of Majid Michel, Lydia Forson, Abeiku Acquah and many others. ‘A Sting in a Tale’ is a movie that uses elements such as humour and suspense to chronicle life after graduating from school.

In an interview with Caleb ‘Giovanni’ Adjomah of Radio Univers, Shirley described the production as Ghana’s first ever adventure comedy. Without giving much away, she said “it’s funny as well as it is very serious and very different. People will see that we have branched out totally from perhaps what people know us for so it really a must-see. The actors are superb, they are fantastic.”

Sticking to what seems to have become her trademark; she introduces new faces and brings back some lost faces as well, in this new production. Abieku Aquah aka Killer from ‘Things We do for Love’ fame, and ace actress Doris Sackitey make their return to the screens after a long hiatus. Stars of the Future comedy Icon, Oscar David also makes his first movie appearance.

“We are not compromising on quality at all. I can confidentially say this would be our best yet in terms of technicalities, story, and execution. Perfect Picture was great and we love it but for everything we do, we want to move a step further and we know this is very different and people would love it”, Shirley assures her fast growing fan-base.

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moviewizard

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Shirley is bacccccccccck! They havent finished talking about Perfect Picture here yet....



Btw, for once, Majid is wearing a different look.
 

blackpearl

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"A Sting In A Tale" Is New Sparrow Production Movie

Upon a time was "Life and Living It" and then she came out with "Scorned". After Scorned was the "Perfect Picture" and now she is out with "A Sting In A Tale" featuring Lydia Forson, Majid Michel, Adjatey Anang, Doris Sackitey, Abeiku Acquah, Joselyn C. Dumas and others.

Personally, "Life and Living It" did set out a standard. "Scorned" was below the standard of "Life and Living It". The "Perfect Picture" was massively above Scorned and a little above "Life and Living It". Now we have "A Sting In A Tale". Lets wait to see the full movie and put out here our review. Until then, Enjoy the Trailer Below and a big bravo to Shirley Frimpong Manson and Sparrow Productions.

A Sting In A Tale is "a twisted tale of two unemployed graduates who embark on a journey to make it in a world where you need more than what you have to get what you want. Kuuku is overwhelmed with the urgency to succeed and frantically searches for a reward to his severa...l years of school. Frustrated and constantly reminded of his failure by the presence of his girlfriend, (Frema) ; Kuuku will do anything to make the odds work in his favor.

Nii Aryee, Kuuku’s abstemious looking friend is more positive about the future until the rejection letters begin to mount and his landlord comes to town. Driven by the fear of poverty, these two friends go in search of a destiny that takes them to the most obscure places. In a tale where the unexpected is always lurking in the shadows, from the natural to the supernatural, among all ploys, grief and struggles, nothing prepares you for the sting, in a rather bizarre ending."The Grand Premiere is on Friday, Nov 6 @ The Conference Center, Accra, Ghana

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Folashade

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this movie will be premiered on 7th november, so by december it will be on the market. the preview i saw on tv looks interesting
yes oh. i think its going to be a nice movie but do u know that Majid was a last minute 'pick' since the guy intended to act the 'Nii Ayi' part that Majid acted couldnt get into character after load of loads of rehearsals?
 

truforia

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Sparrow Productions premieres ‘A Sting in a Tale’

Sparrow Productions, producers of the blockbuster, ‘Perfect Picture’ has premiered its latest production, ‘A Sting in a Tale’.

The well-attended premiere was graced by the movie’s casts like Majid Michel, Adjetey Anang, Lydia Forson, Doris Sackitey, and the movie's director, Shirley Frimpong-Manso among others.

This premiere comes after the producers held an executive screening of the movie earlier in the week for its sponsors.

Synopsis

A sting in a tale is a twisted tale of two unemployed graduates who embark on a journey to make it in a world where you need more than what you have to get what you want. Kuuku played by Adjetey Anang is overwhelmed with the agency to succeed and frantically searches for a reward to his several years of school.

Frustrated and constantly reminded of his failure by the presence of his girlfriend, Frema played by Lydia Forson; Kuuku will do anything to make the odds work in his favour. Nii Aryee played by Majid Michel, Kuuku’s abstemious looking friend is more positive about the future until the rejection letters begin to mount and his landlord comes to town.

The Director

Shirley Frimpong-Manso, director of the movie, which took her six months to shoot, in an interview with Myjoyonline.com said each movie she does is a personal challenge to aim high and achieve the best.

“We like to challenge ourselves and improve on what we do. Every movie, we like to make it different and take it up the notch. We want to take this movie to many places outside Ghana. We want to go to festivals and compete and see how we do. We will correct our mistakes and improve on it and come back bigger and better.”

She said the future is bright and she will continue to do what she does best.

The premiere also had in appearance celebrities like Akofa Asiedu, VIP, 4X4, Mzbel, Jackie Appiah and a host of others.

Ghana News

 

adjojata42

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this movie is out now, i watch it and enjoyed it. it's sort of comedy/adventure movie. the storyline is the usual story of unemployed university graduates and their wahala in society, but it was nicely told and done and has only parts one and two. i laugh my head off at some of the scenes. the setting was predominantly rural and slightly urban. the ending was not predictable. shirley herself appeared briefly in the beginning and at the end. a little superstitition here and there.

l loved the movie. highly recommended. 8.5/10. the detailed analysis i leave to bbfly and tru.
 

truforia

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this movie is out now, i watch it and enjoyed it. it's sort of comedy/adventure movie. the storyline is the usual story of unemployed university graduates and their wahala in society, but it was nicely told and done and has only parts one and two. i laugh my head off at some of the scenes. the setting was predominantly rural and slightly urban. the ending was not predictable. shirley herself appeared briefly in the beginning and at the end. a little superstitition here and there.

l loved the movie. highly recommended. 8.5/10. the detailed analysis i leave to bbfly and tru.
Thanks for the update and review Adjo! (on the lookout) And don't forget about B_S, Angelsty, Willie, NTB, A81, BabyP, Mama, Barb, Sid, Sky and MW..:glasses
 

KikisMuffin

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Not bad, I watched it yesterday, but I have to say I had no idea what the ending was all about but it was twisted, that's for sure :laugh:.

Majid's really getting better and better
 

Angela81

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loved it! i laughed and laughed.

It did not have the Shirley touch though. It was more of something Ken Attoh will do, if felt so like Ken and so I was not surprised to see him credited as creative director. he cameod in it too.

I liked that shirley branched out to do something more local. not the abrufuosem wahala. I loved how the story kept jumping in suspense. every minute you are like what the heck. the suspense was great. the scam guy (spoiler) was hilarious!!! dialogue was on point and Majid was not screaming and throwing energy about as usual. lol. Ken was in love with that JIB i tell you!! but hey, it worked nicely. loved the camera work.

my issues with it.
it is so not original. it was like every idea was from another film. especially the ghosts and ending and dying parts. it felt so like Ghost town. some scenes were like dragged from some movies I can't remember titles. I am sure as you watch you will remember titles.
sometimes the acting becomes comical where it should be serious. a little too much comedy and unnecessary scenes. considering so many things, I don't know if I like the ending. It made the movie not serious. WAIT! comedy is not serious, but when your plot has more drama than comedy, you have certain things to fulfill. The comedy was tagged on. The story itself is not a comedy script/story.
let everyone watch and we'll discuss that. I know we will have fun doing that.
 

truforia

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loved it! i laughed and laughed.

It did not have the Shirley touch though. It was more of something Ken Attoh will do, if felt so like Ken and so I was not surprised to see him credited as creative director. he cameod in it too.

I liked that shirley branched out to do something more local. not the abrufuosem wahala. I loved how the story kept jumping in suspense. every minute you are like what the heck. the suspense was great. the scam guy (spoiler) was hilarious!!! dialogue was on point and Majid was not screaming and throwing energy about as usual. lol. Ken was in love with that JIB i tell you!! but hey, it worked nicely. loved the camera work.

my issues with it.
it is so not original. it was like every idea was from another film. especially the ghosts and ending and dying parts. it felt so like Ghost town. some scenes were like dragged from some movies I can't remember titles. I am sure as you watch you will remember titles.
sometimes the acting becomes comical where it should be serious. a little too much comedy and unnecessary scenes. considering so many things, I don't know if I like the ending. It made the movie not serious. WAIT! comedy is not serious, but when your plot has more drama than comedy, you have certain things to fulfill. The comedy was tagged on. The story itself is not a comedy script/story.
let everyone watch and we'll discuss that. I know we will have fun doing that.
Thanx for the heads-up Angie, and nice review..:nature-sm
 

Brooms

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I saw this movie yesterday. It was so good, I watched it twice and I dont do that for most Ghanaian movies. Big ups to Shirley. I think she has been reading our critiques here on NR. I have no complains at all. The writing to me is her best so far....better than Perfect Picture. My sister disagrees. Oh well. It was hilarioussweat:. No pretences like we had in PP. Unlike what some peeps de say for hia I think the story was very original. The scenes were local and beautiful, no faking. Thank you Shirley. She is just getting better and better.
And the suspense...whoa. The ending was totally unpredictable. I wonder why Sparrpow did not market this movie as much as PP. To me it is far better and original. I am in Gh. now and from what I am told it was marketed well here but I heard little of it in NY. Majid did not overextend like usual and Lydia Forson was on point. She looked very relaxed and beautiful in this movie. Adjetey Anang delivered too though the way he prounces words can be a bit irritating. He picks the English like beans. The storyline: two graduates who cannot find work after many years in uni. One is fast losing the respecst of his girlfriend and her mother and his quick temper dosen't help any situation. The other is more happy-go-lucky but the former gets employed first and starts living the life they both dreamned of.....The story starts to twist in a most unpredictable way.......good job Sparrow!!grinning:grinning:
 
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