Night of the Kings
Director: Philippe Lacôte Run Time: 93 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 2021 Language: French with English subtitles
Starring: Steve Tientcheu, Bakary Koné, Jean Cyrille Digbeu, Rasmane Ouedraogo, Issaka Sawadogo, Abdoul Karim Konaté
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.