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Night of the Kings

Night of the Kings

A Feature film by Philippe Lacôte

Produced by Banshee Films

Release in France : 01/09/2021


    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.

    Actors (9)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Banshee Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Memento International

    Foreign production companies :

    Wassakara Productions, Périphéria, Yennenga Productions

    French distribution :

    JHR Films

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    International releases (9)

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    Photos (3)

    Full credits (6)

    Executive Producer :

    Delphine Jaquet

    Director of Photography :

    Tobie Marier-Robitaille

    Production Designer :

    Samuel Teisseire

    Screenwriter :

    Philippe Lacôte

    Editor :

    Aube Foglia

    Music Composer :

    Olivier Alary

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :


    Sub-genre :

    Drama, Thriller

    Production language :

    French, Dioula, Nouchi

    Coproducer countries :

    France (66.27%), Canada (17.81%), Ivory Coast (15.92%)

    Original French-language productions :


    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Canada, Ivory Coast)

    Production year :


    French release :


    Runtime :

    1 h 33 min

    Current status :

    Approval :


    Color type :



    News (10)

    Festival Selections (17)

    Rendez-vous with French Cinema in Paris - 2021

    Rendez-vous with French Cinema in Paris (France, 2021)

    Selection (2)

    Press junket

    Film Market

    Thessaloniki - International Film Festival - 2020

    Thessaloniki - International Film Festival (Greece, 2020)


    International Competition

    BIFF - 2020

    BIFF (South Korea, 2020)


    World Cinema

    Alice nella Citta - 2020

    Alice nella Citta (Italy, 2020)


    Out of Competition

    Chicago International Film Festival - 2020

    Chicago International Film Festival (United States, 2020)


    International Competition

    FIFF - 2020

    FIFF (Belgium, 2020)


    Official Competition

    TIFF - 2020

    TIFF (Canada, 2020)


    Contemporary World Cinema

    Awards (6)

    Chicago International Film Festival - 2020

    Chicago International Film Festival (United States, 2020)

    Awards (2)

    Silver Hugo: Best Sound

    Silver Hugo: Best Cinematography

    FIFF - 2020

    FIFF (Belgium, 2020)


    Special Mention

    TIFF - 2020

    TIFF (Canada, 2020)


    Amplify Voices Award