Night of the Kings

A riveting and radiant tribute to the power of storytelling.

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Night of the Kings

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.
Not Rated
Genre
Drama, Black History Month, Awards Season
Runtime
93
Language
French, Dyula
Director
Philippe Lacôte
FEATURED REVIEW
Kristy Puchko, Pajiba

Deep in a tropical rainforest in Côte d’Ivoire lies a prison known as La Maca, where escape seems pointless and survival is precarious. Behind high, sun-scorched walls, a chaotic community of men live in captivity and within a trembling hierarchy. There are guards, sure, but they are outnumbered and ...

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