Night of the Kings

Directed by Philippe Lacôte

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. An exhilarating tale of survival and a beautiful ode to the power of storytelling.

Translated title:
La nuit des rois

Dyula and French

Full English

118 minutes

Country of origin:
Canada, Côte d'Ivoire, France and Senegal

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