Synopsis by Augustine Chay
Bakary Koné, Denis Lavant, Issaka Sawadogo, and Steve Tientcheu star in director Philippe Lacôte’s drama film. A young pickpocket is transported to “La Maca,” a prison in the forests of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. He becomes a pawn in the prison’s complex hierarchy when the prison’s ruler compels him to become a Scheherazade-esque figure. To survive, he must tell a story that lasts from night until dawn.
inmate, pickpocket, prison, ritual, storyteller, wizard