Night Of The Kings

'La nuit des rois', 2020

A young man is sent to "La Maca", a prison of Ivory Coast in the middle of the forest ruled by its prisoners. With the red moon rising, he is designated by the Boss to be the new "Roman" and must tell a story to the other prisoners.

A young man is sent to "La Maca", a prison of Ivory Coast in the middle of the forest ruled by its prisoners. With the red moon rising, he is designated by the Boss to be the new "Roman" and must tell a story to the other prisoners.

Director

Philippe Lacôte

Runtime

93 minutes

Type

Feature

Genre

Drama, Fantasy

Keywords

prison, gun, male nudity, prisoner, transvestite, storyteller, parable, ivory coast

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Night Of The Kings

Philippe Lacôte, 2020

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Countries

Canada, Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), France, Senegal

Country of filming

Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

Languages

French

Awards

Rotterdam International Film Festival

Winner

2020

IFFR Youth Jury Award

Rotterdam Award

Storyline

Set in Abidjan’s MACA prison, the aging Black Beard, in attempt to maintain control over his fellow inmates, resorts to a “story” ritual, wherein one prisoner is forced, Scheherazade-style, to tell stories for an entire night. The young pickpocket he chooses relays the haunting tale of the Zama King.

A young man is sent to "La Maca", a prison of Ivory Coast in the middle of the forest ruled by its prisoners. With the red moon rising, he is designated by the Boss to be the new "Roman" and must tell a story to the other prisoners.

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A young man is sent to "La Maca", a prison of Ivory Coast in the middle of the forest ruled by its prisoners. With the red moon rising, he is designated by the Boss to be the new "Roman" and must tell a story to the other prisoners.

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Set in Abidjan’s MACA prison, the aging Black Beard, in attempt to maintain control over his fellow inmates, resorts to a “story” ritual, wherein one prisoner is forced, Scheherazade-style, to tell stories for an entire night. The young pickpocket he chooses relays the haunting tale of the Zama King.

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