Ruke Amata’s Past Came Calling


After making his mark as a film maker with flicks such as Bachelors, S.O.D – Son of the Devil, The Accursed, Growing Up and Emotional Hazard, Ruke Amata has returned with another blockbuster entitled The Past Came Calling.

The Past Came Calling addresses issues of advanced free fraud (419),inter-racial relationship, juvenile delinquency and the effects of divorce on a child among others.

With a successful premiere in Banjul on 26 December, 2011 and United Kingdom on 12 February this year,Ruke is planning a Lagos premiere in June before moving to other states of the federation.

The storyline of the movie is about a young medical student, Susan (Marie Kumba Gomez) who comes to the UK to study with her sister, Maggie (Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha).

She never, in her wildest imagination, believed she could ever fall in love with a white man, until she is introduced to a dashing young guy, Dermot (Oliver Jolliffe) by her sister’s boyfriend, Kachi (John Dumelo).

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They meet and begin a sizzling romantic relationship, until events of the past came calling.

Can they withstand the turbulence of deep-seated anger caused by the fake dealings and scams from past experiences? Will their romance withstand the happenings and resultant prejudices of the past?

The Past Came Calling is a story about the power of love over racial prejudice and the hangover of the past.

The movie has previously been premiered in Gambia during Christmas period, “and the reactions from the crowd that came to watch it was basically awesome,” says Ruke.

—Bayo Adetu

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