The Mercy of the Jungle

The Mercy of the Jungle (2018)
Long Fiction - 90' - En développement

Written by Joel KarekeziCasey Schroen et Aurélien Bodinaux

Directed by Joel Karekezi

In the Kivu jungle in Congo, Sergeant Xavier, a Rwandese hero of war, and the young and unexperimented private Faustin are in enemy territory where they wage a blurry war.

When the two men lose their battalion, they are left alone without resources, lost in the inextricable Congolese jungle, known to be the widest, thickest and most dangerous in the continent. Caught between the raging fights where the enemies aren’t differentiated from the allies, they have no choice but to push deeper into the green hell. Searching for water, food and a way out, they are exposed to an omnipresent hostility. Alone, they must face their own demons.

Film about a war with an antimilitarist aim, The Mercy of the Jungle shows the open wounds left by the fights and questions the place of humanity in armed conflicts.


Directed by Joel Karekezi

Written by Casey Schroen, Joel Karekezi and Aurélien Bodinaux

Produced by Neon Rouge
Coproduced by Tact Production (Fr) and Perfect Shot Films (De)

Distribution (Fr) and international sales : Urban Distribution

Development support from Durban International Film Festival and Luxor African Film Festival

With the support of OIF and CNC (Cinémas du Monde)

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