The Mercy of the Jungle

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    The Mercy of the Jungle

    Directed by

    Belgium, France

    2018

    91 min

    • French
    • Swahili

    Drama

    Kivu is the borderland where the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda meet. It is here, in a dense network of forests and hills, that Rwandan director Joël Karekezi’s engrossing second feature unfolds. Set in 1998, shortly after the start of the Second Congo War, THE MERCY OF THE JUNGLE follows a pair of lost Rwandan soldiers as they navigate the wilderness and confront their own existential crises.

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    Credits

    Cast
    Marc Zinga
    Stéphane Bak
    Screenplay
    Joël Karekezi
    Casey Schroen
    Aurélien Bodinaux
    Cinematography
    Joachim Philippe
    Editing
    Antoine Donnet
    Music
    Line Adam
    Nirere Shanel
    Production
    TACT PRODUCTION
    Sales
    UDI - URBAN DISTRIBUTION INTERNATIONAL

    Press

    The Mercy of the Jungle is a road movie on foot, through the jungle, following the wanderings of two soldiers.

    Aurore Engelen, Cineuropa

    Joël  Karekezi

    Joël Karekezi

    Rwanda

    Joël Karekezi was born in Rwanda. He studied filmmaking at Uganda’s Maisha Film Lab and at CinéCours. He made his feature directorial debut with IMBABAZI: THE PARDON (2013). THE MERCY OF THE JUNGLE (2018) is his latest film.