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The Mercy of the Jungle

By Joël Karekezi

Country: Belgium, France

Languages: French, Swahili

Original title: The Mercy of the Jungle

Casting: Marc Zinga, Stéphane Bak

Production year: 2018

Runtime: 01h31

Production company: Neon Rouge Production, Tact Production

At the outbreak of the Second Congo War, Sergeant Xavier and young private Faustin, are accidentally left behind in the jungle. With only each other to count on, they embark on an odyssey across the most violent forest on earth, facing the depths of their own war-torn souls.

Toronto IFF 2018 – Discovery

FIFF Namur 2018 – Competition

Milano FF 2018 – Feature Film Competition

Chicago IFF 2018 – New Directors Competition – Silver Hugo Award

JCC Carthage – Feature Fiction Competition

FICCI Cartagena 2019 – World Fiction

Afrikamera 2018 – Opening Film

IFFI Goa 2018 – ICFT UNESCO Gandhi Medal Competition

Festival Khouribga 2018 – Best Screenplay Award & Best Supporting Role Award for Stephen Bak

IFFR Rotterdam 2019 – Bright Future

Göteborg FF 2019 – Five Continents

FESPACO 2019 – Opening Film – Etalon d’Or de Yennenga – Best Actor for Marc Zinga

AFI Silver New African Film Festival 2019

FICBAQ 2019 – Blue Lobster Competition

Luxor African Film Festival 2019 – Freedom Official Competition

ATESIB! African Film Festival Tel Aviv 2019

African Film Festival New Zealand Trust 2019

Vues d’Afrique IFF 2019 – Opening Film

Mooov Film Festival 2019

Seattle IFF 2019

African Film Festival New York 2019

World Cinema Amsterdam 2021 / Focus Africa section – Audience Award

« A cinema that knows how to film the forest - beyond its limpid pacifist message - has things to say. » - Libération

« As a warrior who has been shot down and overtaken by his own humanity, the Belgian actor Marc Zinga is overwhelming. » - Télérama