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36e 18 - 27.03.2022

La Nuit des Rois

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In MACA, the famous Côte d'Ivoire prison, it is the prisoners who set the rules. Blackbeard, the ageing and ailing leader, is losing his grip on his fellow inmates. He chooses a young pickpocket to help him re-affirm his power. He designates the newcomer as "Roman", a status that traditionally requires him to tell a story until sunrise. This is not a simple prison drama; it is a political fable of Shakespearean beauty.

Online Q&A with the director: 18.07 uat 16:00

  • Swiss Premiere
  • fiction
  • Côte d'Ivoire, France, Canada, Senegal
  • 2020 | 93 min. | Colour
  • Language : French | Dioula | Nouchi |
  • Subtitles : French | German | English
Cast & Crew
Philippe Lacôte
Tobie Marier-Robitaille
Aube Foglia
Olivier Alary
Emmanuel Croset
Pierre-Jules Audet
Bakary Koné
Jean cyrille Digbeu
Steve Tientcheu
Rasmané Ouédraogo
Delphine Jaquet
Ernest Konan
Yanick Létourneau
Banshee Films
Wassakara Productions
Yennenga Production
Print Contact
Xenix Filmdistribution GmbH
Philippe Lacôte

2018 Les Routes de l'Esclavage (TV mini-series, 4 episodes)

2014 Run (first feature, selected in Cannes, awarded in Amiens)
2008 Chroniques de Guerre en Côte d'Ivoire (documentary)
2002 Cairo Hours (documentary)
1994 Somnambule (first short)

Conception: By the way studio - Développement: Agence MiNT

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