Night of the Kings

BBFC RatingNight of the Kings

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GenreDrama, Fantasy
DirectorPhilippe Lacôte
WritersPhilippe Lacôte
LanguageFrench, Dyula
CountryFrance, Ivory Coast, Canada, Senegal
Running Time1HR 33MINS
Extra InfoSubtitled
SeasonMain Programme

Spectacular, thrilling and absorbing, Night of the Kings is both an exhilarating tale of survival in one of the world's most unforgiving environments and a beautiful ode to the power of storytelling.

When a young man is sent to an infamous prison, located in the middle of the Ivorian forest and ruled by its inmates, he is chosen to take part in a storytelling ritual just as a violent battle for control bubbles to the surface. After discovering the grim fate that awaits him at the end of the night, he begins to narrate the mystical life of a legendary outlaw to make his story last until dawn and give himself any chance of survival.

"Night of the Kings is a riveting and radiant tribute to the power of storytelling, which gives voice to voiceless, humanity to the demonized, and hope to the hopeless." - Kristy Puchko, Pajiba

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