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Night of the Kings (2020)

La nuit des rois
Running time: 90 min. | Genre: Drama, Prison drama
Night of the Kings

Synopsis

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.

Nominations & Awards

Independent Spirit

Best Foreign Language Film
NOMINATED

Chicago Film Festival

Silver Hugo - Best Cinematography
WINNER
Silver Hugo - Best Sound
WINNER
Gold Hugo - Best Film
NOMINATED

Gothenburg Film Festival

Best International Film
NOMINATED

Top 5 - The Best Foreign Films of the Year
WINNER

Details

Original title

La nuit des rois

Director

Philippe Lacôte

Producer

Co-production Costa de Marfil-Francia-Canadá-Senegal; Banshee Films, Peripheria Productions, Wassakara Productions (Distribuidora: Neon)

Running time

90 min.

Screenwriter

Philippe Lacôte

Music

Olivier Alary

Cinematography

Tobie Marier-Robitaille

Year

2020

Country

Ivory Coast Ivory Coast

 

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