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Night of Truth
Night of Truth
Actors: Adama Ouédraogo, Naky Sy Savane, Georgette Paré, Rasmane Ouedraogo, Moussa Cissé
Director: Fanta Régina Nacro
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
UR     2007     1hr 40min

{Winner! Grand Prix, Fribourg International Film Festival, 2005} — {Winner! Best New Screenwriter, San Sebastin International Film Festival, 2004} — This award-winning feature debut from Fanta Rgina Nacro, one of Africa's ...  more »


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Actors: Adama Ouédraogo, Naky Sy Savane, Georgette Paré, Rasmane Ouedraogo, Moussa Cissé
Director: Fanta Régina Nacro
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Studio: First Run Features
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 03/20/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/2004
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2004
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: French
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Tragic consequences of a civil war
Augustine Invictus | Rochester Hills, Michigan United States | 07/28/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The Night of Truth DVD exemplifies the tragic aftermath of African civil wars on its people. Memories and recollections of the unjustified killings,amputations,mutilation and other horrors of the war can be an exceedingly difficult and painful challenge for both opponents after the war when peace,forgiveness and reconciliation become the issue to tackle which is absolutely necessary for the rehabilitation,stabilization and reconstruction of their country. This recollection of atrocities committed is an extremely difficult challenge particularly to those who lost their loved ones during the conflict,let alone when they find themselves face to face with the perpetrators of the ghastly deed committed on their friends or family. Forgive or not forgive, forgive and forget,forgive but not forget,etc,in a variety of "flavors" affront the victims of the war. The French language with English subtitles just makes this movie more authentic,more interesting and more true-to-life. That is how we know Africa with its French,English,Portuguese,Arabic languages depending on the regions portrayed. I highly recommend this DVD who are interested in gaining more knowledge of how African civil wars affect its people."
Amazing Film. brecht fans rejoice.
chimni | Los Angeles, CA | 02/21/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was actually surprised by how much I liked this film, but I have to say it's one of the best movies I have ever seen in my life. Everything about it is stellar - the way the characters are first introduced, one by one; the way the story unfolds, slowly gaining momentum; the beautiful dialog... Seriously, this is what filmmaking SHOULD be.

There's definitely a theatrical quality about the story telling that is very Brechtian... so the audience is always kept one step away from really getting involved with the story... and I could see that being a turn-off for some people. But, as a cautionary tale/examination of the human spirit, I've never seen anything half as good."