Night of the Kings

Night of the Kings

Night of the Kings

In this French hybrid of crime-thriller and fantasy, a young pickpocket is sent to a prison run by the prisoners, where he must tell stories for an entire night if he hopes to survive.

202193 minsFrance, Dyula
CrimeFantasyThrillerWorld Cinema

Night of the Kings / Reviews

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

This captivating hybrid of a movie mixes fairy-tale and storytelling elements with a vividly drawn backdrop of heightened realism.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Night of the Kings works best when it's tethered to planet Earth, and when the fantasy of Roman's telling is cultivated by our imaginations.

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Variety

Variety

Lacote's film features stories within stories and can be downright confusing to follow, but is never less than mesmerising.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Braids together its struggles for survival to suggest an entire country fighting to emerge.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

An assured, energetic piece of epic filmmaking.

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Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader

Director Phillipe Lacote balances despair and levity, humanising the forgotten through a potent blend of African fables, improvisation, and hope - however fleeting.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Night Of The Kings captures the elusive recent past of Ivorian political turmoil. It's also, perhaps just as significantly, an entrancingly fun time at the movies.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Like all good storytellers, Lacote leaves you wanting more.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

Blends elements you'd think could never go together into a swirling, striking whole.

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