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#XploreReviews: Moses Inwang’s ‘Body Language’ Is An Exposition On Jealousy & Revenge

Director: Moses Inwang

Screenplay: Anthony Joseph

Cast: Ramsey Nouah, Tana Adelana, Ken Erics, Lawretta Richards, Emem Ufot

Genre: Crime, Romance

Runtime: 1 hr 25 mins

Bolaji Ogunmola’s character in Sobi’s Mystic and Omotola Jalade’s role in Alter Ego (a previous film by the same director, Moses Inwang) bear a similar twist to what is found in Body Language, albiet without the gore. The movie follows Amber (Tana Adelana), a corporate executive by day who doubles as a stripper by night. Her dual identity is a closely guarded secret, but not till a mysterious man (Ramsey Nouah as ‘Nick’) starts to show up at the club requesting for a dance. The story gets interesting when she discovers the big spender was a top client who also knew about her day job.

Tana Adelana may have been brilliant in her performance, but she should have been more suspicious of a rich stranger coming into her life the same time a serial killer was on the loose. Her affair with Lancelot (Ken Erics), was a side attraction well woven into the plot. The heartbreak she caused him (including the resultant consequence), near the close of the movie, would have anyone making the wrong predictions. Emem Ufot played the pimp, the one who introduced Amber to Nick, and the few scenes he appeared in were put to good use. Ramsey Nouah gave a performance worthy of his iconic status, playing a middle aged man at the helm of a giant corporation. His greying beard and quiet demeanour properly complimented his costumes and character.

With music from Ice Prince, Mo Sneeze, and Nonso Amadi serenading the background, Moses Inwang takes his time to end this detective crime-romance on a satisfactory feel. Produced by Emem Isong Misodi, Body Language is an enjoyable exposition on jealousy, murder, and sweet revenge.

This film is rated 6/10.

Check out the official trailer here.

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