They left dejected and in utter dismay begging for answers from producers as to what might have prevented them from fulfilling their end of the bargain by showing the movie.
The hundreds never got the opportunity to watch the movie touted as a perfect masterpiece that explores the flaws and dealings of the narcotic system in Ghana and beyond. ‘Cartel: The Genesis’ also sheds light on the various challenges security agencies face in dealing with the situation.
The ‘action packed’ movie, stars movie greats such as Joselyn Dumas, Kofi Bucknor, Gavivina Tamaklo, Prince David Osei, Johnny B (from the USA) and Adjetey Anang.
A vocally dejected Adjetey Anang, trying to provide answers for the unfortunate incident, explained in an interview with Rhythmz A-Z on Joy FM Saturday with Mamavi Owusu-Aboagye said the premiere had a “technical setback”.
Producers, he revealed, tried from several hours to fix the problem but to no avail.
“Unfortunately the word that had reached us from the producer was there was a technical setback. They worked on it for hours but they couldn’t get it right so they were forced to cancel it. Unfortunately we’ve been forced to cancel today’s as well,” he explained.
The “technical setback” has affected Saturday’s showing of the movie too.
According to the 2014 Ghana Movie Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role, who had not watched the movie yet, except trailers, said it was heart-breaking for the premiere to hit such an embarrassing snag.
He revealed that they are attempts to refund monies to the hundreds of disappointed patrons.