This movie is

A hymn to the universal power of storytelling in a very moving story between reality and fantasy.


A young man is sent to “La Maca”, a prison of Ivory Coast in the middle of the forest ruled by its prisoners. With the red moon rising, he is designated by the Boss to be the new “Roman” and must tell a story to the other prisoners.

Original Title

La Nuit des Rois


Philippe Lacôte


France, Ivory Coast, Canada, Senegal


Philippe Lacôte, Delphine Jaquet


Tobie Marier-Robitaille

Production Company

Banshee Films, Wassakara Productions (CI), Peripheria Productions (CA), Yennenga Production (SN)

Maturity rating

U/A 13+