Shine Your Eyes Soundtrack (

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Rating: 7.00/10 from 477 votes
Tags: nigerian in brazil
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Title in Español:

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Title in Italiano:

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Title in Português:

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Title in Français:

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Title in Türk:

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Title in Deutsch:

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Synopsis

Shine Your Eyes

Amadi, a musician from Lagos, Nigeria, arrives in São Paulo, Brazil, with a mission: to locate his brother, Ikenna, who has recently broken all ties with their family - becoming, as the Igbo say, "lost in transition" - and bring him back to Nigeria.

Amadi, who was always been more laid-back and carefree, in contrast to Ikenna's more objective-driven personality, has to rise to the occasion so as to not frustrate his parents, as well as for self-serving reasons: he is worried that if Ikenna is not found, the older-brother mantle will be left to him, and with it, the responsibility to provide for their family.

In Brazil Amadi follows the faint footsteps left by Ikenna in this foreign urban landscape: he learns that his brother is not the distinguished Mathematics professor he was made out to be, but actually has contrived an intricate and nearly- delusional series of schemes to accumulate wealth in Brazil, which includes, among other things, the supposed discovery of the statistical principles behind horse-race gambling.

Slowly, Amadi closes in his brother, always finding himself one step behind, having to confront the remnants of his presence in progressively more ominous underworld surroundings.

Amadi's wonderment with this foreign land, as well as the bitter feelings he harbors towards his brother for always being the chosen one, is focused on Emília, Ikenna's Brazilian ex-lover who provides a tempting excuse for Amadi to ignore his assignment and start imagining a life in this weird alien land.

Finally, when confronted with a concrete possibility of actually meeting his now dejected sibling, Amadi is forced to choose between his faithfulness to his family abroad or the yearning to start a new life in São Paulo.

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Shine Your Eyes
Caramba
A la Guerre comme à l'Amour
Serpents
I'm Losing Control
Two Waves
Birds
Slowly
Pull up on Me
Lemonade
YOU'RE EVERYTHING
Victory
Traicionera (Oye Traicionera)
Here Comes the King
Guardians At the Gate
Hecho En Mexico
Como, Cuando y Donde
Esta Vida Me Encanta
Por Ser Hijo Del Pueblo
Adieu Tchin Tchin
Destiny Of The Chosen
Shine Your Eyes
Flemming Nordkrog: Performer
This Is the Face of Your Chi
Flemming Nordkrog: Performer
9-1-6-9
Flemming Nordkrog: Performer
In My Dream I Can Read the Hologram
Flemming Nordkrog: Performer
Time Only Flows When the Story Is Told
Flemming Nordkrog: Performer
With the Other Eye He Was Looking Somewhere Far
Flemming Nordkrog: Performer
He Didn't Give It to Me, He Left It Here
Flemming Nordkrog: Performer
You Did Not Exit in This Parallel Universe
Flemming Nordkrog: Performer
Don't Think, Just Write
Flemming Nordkrog: Performer
I Am Deep Within You
Flemming Nordkrog: Performer
It's Morning and It's Raining Very Softly
Flemming Nordkrog: Performer
An Invisible City on the Other Side of the Ocean
Flemming Nordkrog: Performer

User reviews

Joseph Garcia
9/10

The haunting melodies and rhythmic percussion in the soundtrack enhance the suspense and intensity of the storyline, keeping the audience engaged and emotionally invested in the unfolding drama. The music serves as a powerful storytelling tool, adding depth and richness to the visuals and dialogue of the film.

Patricia Turner
10/10

The blend of traditional Nigerian music with modern Brazilian beats in the soundtrack creates a unique and captivating auditory experience. The fusion of these two musical styles mirrors the cultural collision that Amadi experiences as he immerses himself in the vibrant and diverse city of São Paulo.

Elizabeth Jackson
5/10

The music in the film effectively conveys the emotional journey of the main character, Amadi, as he navigates the complexities of family dynamics and cultural differences.

Matthew Martinez
3/10

I found the musical choices to be repetitive and unmemorable, failing to leave a lasting impact or create a sense of connection with the characters and their struggles.

Paul Phillips
8/10

Overall, the soundtrack of Shine Your Eyes is a masterpiece in its own right, not only enhancing the film but also standing alone as a captivating and evocative musical journey. It is a testament to the talent and creativity of the composers, adding a layer of depth and emotion to the story that resonates long after the film has ended.

Timothy Smith
6/10

The soundtrack successfully underscores the themes of identity, family, and self-discovery portrayed in the film, enhancing the audience's connection to the characters and storyline.

Elizabeth Phillips
8/10

The soundtrack's ability to evoke a sense of place is remarkable, transporting the listener from the bustling streets of Lagos to the vibrant city of São Paulo. The music serves as a powerful tool in setting the mood and atmosphere of the film, enhancing the viewer's overall experience.

Charles King
6/10

The use of traditional Nigerian and Brazilian instruments in the soundtrack adds depth and authenticity to the storytelling, enhancing the overall viewing experience.

Ashley Roberts
10/10

The soundtrack of Shine Your Eyes perfectly captures the emotional journey of the protagonist, Amadi, as he navigates through the unfamiliar streets of São Paulo in search of his lost brother. The music effectively conveys the sense of longing, hope, and determination that drives Amadi forward in his quest.

Ashley Anderson
6/10

The soundtrack's ability to evoke a sense of longing and nostalgia mirrors the protagonist's internal struggle between duty and personal desires.

Mark Nelson
5/10

Overall, the music in Shine Your Eyes is a standout element that elevates the film to a higher level of artistic expression, enhancing its narrative depth and emotional impact.

Kimberly Jackson
7/10

The soundtrack of Shine Your Eyes perfectly captures the blend of Nigerian and Brazilian cultures, creating a rich and immersive listening experience. The use of traditional Nigerian instruments alongside Brazilian rhythms adds depth and authenticity to the music.

George Hill
5/10

The soundtrack of Shine Your Eyes perfectly captures the fusion of Nigerian and Brazilian cultures, creating a unique and immersive musical experience.

James Turner
8/10

The emotional depth of the soundtrack enhances the storytelling, effectively conveying the inner struggles and conflicts faced by the characters in the film. Each track seems to mirror the characters' journey, creating a strong connection between the music and the narrative.

Stephanie White
5/10

The diversity of musical genres and styles featured in the soundtrack mirrors the multicultural backdrop of the film, creating a rich tapestry of sounds and melodies.

Donald Anderson
8/10

The diversity of musical styles showcased in the soundtrack reflects the multicultural nature of the story, offering a dynamic and eclectic mix of sounds that keep the listener engaged and intrigued. From traditional African beats to modern Brazilian influences, the soundtrack is a true celebration of cultural fusion.

Matthew Martinez
3/10

Overall, the soundtrack of Shine Your Eyes fell short of elevating the viewing experience and failed to create a cohesive and immersive atmosphere that could have enriched the storytelling.

Margaret Turner
3/10

The soundtrack of Shine Your Eyes failed to capture the emotional depth and complexity of the storyline. The music felt generic and uninspired, lacking the ability to enhance the on-screen drama and tension.

Emily Davis
5/10

The emotional resonance of the soundtrack lingers even after the film has ended, underscoring the impactful role music plays in shaping our perceptions and memories.

Ashley Phillips
5/10

The rhythmic beats and melodic tunes in the music reflect the vibrant energy of São Paulo, bringing the city to life in a sonorous way.