Night of the Kings (2020)

Genres - Drama, Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Fantasy Drama, Prison Film  |   Release Date - Feb 26, 2021 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy  |   MPAA Rating - R
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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.

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inmate, pickpocket, prison, ritual, storyteller, wizard