Night of the Kings

Night of the Kings

Ivory Coast | 2019 | 93 min. | Philippe Lacôte

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A young man is sent to “La Maca,” a prison in the middle of the Ivorian forest ruled by its inmates. As tradition goes with the rising of the red moon, he is designated by the Boss to be the new “Roman” and must tell a story to the other prisoners. Learning what fate awaits him, he begins to narrate the mystical life of the legendary outlaw named “Zama King” and has no choice but to make his story last until dawn.

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  • Director: Philippe Lacôte
  • Principal Cast: Koné Bakary, Steve Tientcheu, Rasmané Ouédraogo, Issaka Sawadogo, Digbeu Jean Cyrille, Abdoul Karim Konaté
  • Country: Ivory Coast
  • Year: 2019
  • Running Time: 93 min.
  • Screenplay: Philippe Lacôte
  • Awards: Official Entry, 93rd Academy Awards® Best International Feature Film - Ivory Coast
  • Language: French, Dioula, Nouchi (Ivorian slang)
  • Has Subtitles: Yes