Fanta Régina Nacro
Col. Theo Bogwanda (as Commandant Moussa Cissé): Moussa Cissé
Soumari: Georgette Paré
Président Miossoune: Adama Ouédraogo
Edna: Naky Sy Savane
N'Gove (as Capitaine Yves Thombiano): Yves Thombiano
Youba (as Capitaine Claude Kobaré): Claude Kaboré
Fatou: Sami Rama
Tomoto: Rasmané Ouédraogo
Awa: Odilia Yoni
Honoré Bogwanda: Cedric Zida
Mina Bogwanda: Raissa Andrea Yoni
Themselves: Troupe Naba Yaadega
Woman Painter: Blandine Yaméogo
The Driver: Serge Henry
The Journalist: Ben Idriss Zoungrana
Writer: Marc Gautron
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. However, the village jester, Tomoto, a Nyak-hater, decides to beat the drums during the festivities. The sound becomes a trigger that releases the feelings of distrust and fear that have been suppressed by both sides.
Robert Khoeler. The Night of Truth, Variety.
Matthew Leyland, The Night of Truth, BBC.
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