Review: Shirley Frimpong-Manso’s latest movie ‘Devil In The Detail’

Adjetey Anang and Nse Ikpe-Etim

Adjetey Anang and Nse Ikpe-Etim

Shirley Frimpong-Manso’s latest movie, Devil in the Detail turned out to be exactly what a Shirley Frimpong Manso movie is expected to be – plausible story, good treatment and clean technical handling.

This is a film that is bound to make the viewer puff up with pride, recognising what a Ghanaian artist  is capable of achieveing.

Devil in the Detail, touches on the life of a couple caught up in a cheating game. It is the story of a husband (played by Adjetey Anang) and his wife (Nse Ikpe-Etim) each of whom was made to believe that the other was having an affair.

The mistrust leads the husband into a romance with his personal assistant in the office which eventually leads to a number of love trysts, many of which occur in the office. Meanwhile, his wife is also having hers with an events planner who was planning a birthday party for her husband.

The scenario takes husband and wife on a wild goose chase into the world of sex, lies and betrayal risking everything in one of the craziest love triangle stories ever.

Even though both husband and wife are engaged in infidelities, the plot is so intricately woven such that the viewer is left incapable of laying the blame on either of the parties involved.

The movie, has a lot of sex scenes and is definitely not for the under aged. But, in spite of that the scenes are played out in ways that do not offend sensibilities and go a long way in telling the story whole.

The storyline is straight to the point without pointless exaggeration. The characters in the play are not many and therefore allow for free flow without unnecessary stretch of scenes.

The principal characters Adjetey Annang  and Nse Ikpe Etim are convincing in their roles and indeed so is “new face” Ama Ampofo  who played the role of a Personal Assistant. All of them demonstrate good facial expressions and relevant body language that carry the required messages.

In a movie that tells about unfaithfulness, there are bound to be twist and turns and the movie director ably shows the twists with a lot of flashbacks which are depicted in black and white, a break from the flowing story told in colour.

The film thrives on the emotion of suspense and there is more of it in the end when the husband makes both his wife and girlfriend pregnant. Sadly, that is where the story ends.. What happens next? Viewers are left with their own interpretation.

Credit: Graphic Showbiz

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