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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 ...
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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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Az igazság éjszakája  »

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5 August 2007 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

The Night of Truth refers to a peace accord between government and rebel troops who are joining at the camp of the rebels to celebrate peace at the end of a civil war. But terrible atrocities have been committed by both sides, and animosity threatens the peace. Taking place in one day, this little gem really engages right from the start and is a terrific tribute to peace and forgiveness, a common theme with Dry Season, also set in Africa.

The film quickly builds tension with a believable sense of mutual mistrust between the parties. The leaders of each side are committed to the peace process and each faces obstacles within their respective ranks who do not share that faith. Some have agendas of their own that threaten to derail the process. This is an impressive debut by Fanta Régina Nacro. I wouldn't go so far as to say that the end was disappointing, but it wasn't quite able to maintain the same level of believability as the first two acts. An excellent story with universal and current themes, good performances and good visuals make this well-worth seeing.

I saw this film at a Melbourne International Film Festival screening.


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