Philippe Lacôte / CI, FR, CA, SN, 2020 / 93 min.
When a young man is locked up in Ivory Coast’s largest prison, he enters a world just as dangerous and complex as the one outside. Night of the Kings is an enchanting film about the art of storytelling.
A young man is banished to La Maca a prison deep in Ivory Coast’s jungle. According to tradition, as the new inmate he has to entertain the others all night with a story when the next lunar eclipse comes. If he can’t fascinate them until sunrise, they will kill him. He nervously starts relating the tale of the legendary bandit Zama King.
CI, FR, CA, SN
La nuit des rois
ENG or NLD