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The Night of Truth (2004)
"La nuit de la vérité" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  6 July 2005 (France)
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La Nuit de la Vérité is situated in an imaginary West African country. After ten years of civil war between the government army of the Nayak, led by 'Le président', and the Bonande rebels ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Moussa Cissé ...
Col. Theo Bogwanda (as Commandant Moussa Cissé)
Georgette Paré ...
Soumari
Adama Ouédraogo ...
Président Miossoune
Naky Sy Savane ...
Edna (as Naky Sy Savané)
Yves Thombiano ...
N'Gove (as Capitaine Yves Thombiano)
Claude Kaboré ...
Youba (as Capitaine Claude Kobaré)
Sami Rama ...
Fatou (as Sami Rama Goumbané)
Rasmané Ouédraogo ...
Tomoto (as Rasmane Ouedraogo)
Odilia Yoni ...
Awa
Cedric Zida ...
Honoré Bogwanda
Raissa Andrea Yoni ...
Mina Bogwanda
Troupe Naba Yaadega ...
Themselves
Blandine Yaméogo ...
Woman Painter
Serge Henry ...
The driver
Ben Idriss Zoungrana ...
The journalist
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La Nuit de la Vérité is situated in an imaginary West African country. After ten years of civil war between the government army of the Nayak, led by 'Le président', and the Bonande rebels led by Colonel Theo, there is some sign of peace negotiations. But not everyone is in favor of peace and one can feel the tension. The night of truth starts with a festive dinner, but the village idiot Tomoto always seems capable of ruining the attempts for peace with violence and provocation. Written by spijker_nl

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Shakespeare would like this one
31 March 2010 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

A great war film, as well as a great anti-war film. The war is "over" and reconciliation is to begin in an unnamed West African nation's civil war. The leaders of both sides and their entourages meet at a village/compound to sign the paper. There are many axes to grind in this savage world that is to be left behind. The word Shakespearean comes up over and over again in regard to this film. As a huge fan of the Bard, I will affirm that those words are well placed. The story was built around a point in time where people's attitudes and behavior toward each other were expected to change instantly. It showed the harsh realities that people were going to have to live with in order to live in peace. The hate filled and vengeful obstacles that arise made me more aware of the particularly cruel nature of civil wars. I would recommend pairing this film with a very different film in a similar vein "Si le vent soulève les sables", set on the opposite side of the continent and the characters are from other side of the power spectrum. War is savage.


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