Night of Truth

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Night of Truth
Directed by Fanta Régina Nacro
Produced by Claire Lajoumard
Fanta Régina Nacro
Written by Marc Gautron
Fanta Régina Nacro
Starring Moussa Cissé
Adama Ouédraogo
Music by Sami Rama
Troupe Naba Yaadega
Cinematography Nara Keo Kosal
Edited by Andreé Davanture
Distributed by Acrobates Films
Global Film Initiative
Release date
  • September 16, 2004 (2004-09-16) (Toronto International Film Festival)
  • July 6, 2006 (2006-07-06) (France)
Running time
100 minutes
Country Burkina Faso
Language Dioula

Night of Truth (French: La nuit de la vérité) is a 2004 French/Burkinabe film, the first by director Fanta Régina Nacro. Set in a fictional West-African country, this film tells the story of the night of reconciliation between two ethnic groups, the Nayak and the Bonandés. After ten years of war and much bloodshed, Théo, leader of the Bonandés, invites the Nayak president to come and make peace. However, things do not go as smoothly as planned. The film is in French and Dioula.

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