Kati Kati (Kenya: 2016)


Mbithi Masya

Cast list

Nyokabi Gethaiga - Kaleche
Elsaphan Njora - Thoma
Paul Ogola - Mikey
Peter King Mwania - King
Fidelis Nyambura - Grace
Brian Ogola - Anto
Mumbi Maina - Jojo
Jane Muriuku - Brenda
Samson Hassan - Bill
Mugambi Nthiga - Timo
Mary Gacheri - Mikey's Mom
Paul Muye - Guest 1
Samuel Masha - Guest 2
Juma Kahindi - Guest 3
Jose 'Kashata' Mburu - Doppelgänger
Samuel Kiarie - Choir Conductor


Writing Credits: Mugambi Nthiga and Mbithi Masya

Producers: Tom Tykwer, Sarika Hemi Lakhani, Katja Lebedjewa, Marie Steinmann-Tykwer, Ginger Wilson, Guy Wilson


Kaleche (Nyokabi Gethaiga), a young Kenyan girl, wakes up in a village full of strangers to discover that she has died and ascended into the afterlife. Unfortunately, she cannot remember anything about her past. Thoma (Elsaphan Njora), the leader of the group tries to help her recover her history, but ends up being forced to confront his own secret as their attraction to each other grows.


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