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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 , 1
Wassakara Productions , 3
Peripheria , 2
Yennenga Production , 4
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)

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Conception: By the way studio - Développement: Agence MiNT

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