La Nuit de la Vérité (Benin: 2005)


Fanta Régina Nacro

Cast list

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.

Lizelle Bisschoff. “Representing Africa in the UK: Programming the Africa in Motion Film Festival”. Research in African Literatures 44.2 (2013): 142-162.

Thackway, Melissa. “Exile and the “Burden of Representation”: Trends in Contemporary Sub-Saharan Francophone African Filmmaking”. Black Camera 5.2 (2014): 5–20

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