Shirley Nana Akua Manso
Ben (Adjetey Anang) and Helen (Nse Ikpe-Etim) are a seemingly happy married couple. They lead a successful life, earning at least six figures and living in a very high-end part of town. Their marriage, to the outsider, seems perfect, but there is a hidden sense of instability. Helen begins to appear distracted, with late hours at the office, secret calls and text messages, and even at one point receiving flowers from an unknown admirer. Ben, suspicious of the red flags, becomes paranoid and embarks on a torrid, sizzling affair with his personal assistant, Claudia. The roles are then reversed, and Helen becomes suspicious of Ben, tormented by the idea of his possible infidelity. Helen claims that the red flags that he saw were Helen planning a surprise birthday party for him, but Ben is not swayed. Throughout the rest of the film, Ben and Helen are forced to live with the consequences of their actions, and confront their own insecurities and desires.
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