Night of the Kings

1hr 33mins
Directed by
Philippe Lacôte
Denis Lavant, Issaka Sawadogo, Steve Tientcheu
Film Language

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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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Plus, keep watching after the film for a discussion between director Philippe Lacôte and executive producer David Oyelowo.

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