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
- Côte d'Ivoire, France, Canada, Senegal |
- 2020 | 93 min. | Colour
- Language: French | Dioula | Nouchi
- Subtitles: French | German | English
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