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Running time: 93 minutes

Seating: Allocated - See Seating Plan for More Details

In French, Dyula, and Nushi with English subtitles

Spectacular, thrilling and absolutely unique, Night of the Kings is both an exhilarating tale of survival in one of the world’s most dangerous prisons and a beautiful ode to the power of storytelling.

Man in prison wearing a black wife beater vest with silver chain

When a young man is sent to an infamous prison, located in the middle of the Ivorian forest and ruled by its inmates, he is chosen to take part in a storytelling ritual just as a violent battle for control bubbles to the surface. After discovering the grim fate that awaits him at the end of the night, Roman begins to narrate the mystical life of a legendary outlaw to make his story last until dawn and give himself any chance of survival.

Young man in prison centre stage circled by various other inmates.

‘a heady Ivorian brew of fact and fantasy’ – ★★★★ The Guardian

‘Oscar contender Night Of The Kings is a prison drama steeped in magical realism’ – AV Club

‘Night of the Kings concocts an Ivorian prison myth of raw beauty’ – BFI

Director– Philippe Lacôte

Cast– Bakary Koné, Isaka Sawadogo, Abdoul-Karim Konate, Laetitia Ky


  • Information about screenings with subtitles

    Subtitled screenings offer captions which transcribe dialogue only. Subtitled screenings attempt to give D/deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers an understanding of the spoken dialogue within the film, but do not include description about other aspects of the soundtrack, including music and sound effects.

  • Seating accessibility information


    Seat size

    Seats in the Cinema are 45cm (172/3“) wide and 46cm (18“) deep, are 40cm (152/3“) from the floor, and have 12cm (42/3“) between seats.


    Seats in the Cinema have armrests that do not fold away, and cannot be completely removed.


    Seats in the cinema have 30cm (112/3”) of legroom in front of seats, with additional legroom on row A and seats B1-B4 and B11-B14.

    Further information

    If you have any questions about accessibility our Box Office team are always happy to help and can be contacted on 01642 525199 or by emailing [email protected] - you can also tell us about your access requirements when prompted to do so during the online booking process.

  • BBFC rating information (may contain spoilers)

    sexual violence and sexual threat

    A prisoner is catcalled, forced to strip and pushed around aggressively by other prisoners.

    injury detail

    Bloody images occur in the aftermath of violence, and include sight of a man with his throat cut, as well as other images of bloodied bodies. There is infrequent strong language (‘f**k’), as well as milder terms including ‘shit’, ‘bastard’ and ‘ass’, and some moderate sex references. It is implied a man takes his own life by drowning himself, in order to maintain a prison tradition.