Child. Soldiers. Some words simply don’t go together. In an African country ravaged by civil war, a young idealistic lawyer is assigned to defend a rebel accused of war crimes. As the experiences of the former child soldier start to unfold, questions around morality and culpability come to the fore.

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Project Muse

15 Mar 2017
8.0
Sékou Traoré’s 2015 feature film debut, L’oeil du cyclone (Eye of the Storm), imagines the fate of a former child soldier named Blackshouam (Fargass Assandé), now an adult being tried for his crimes in an unnamed nation. It is a valuable film ...
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Quinlan

15 Mar 2017
8.0
Telling the story of a child soldier now become adult and macchiatosi of horrible crimes, Sékou Traoré in L’oeil du cyclone avoids easy convictions and digs into the psychology of the characters rather to bring out the truth anything but obvi ...

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Release Date(s):

August 29, 2015 (Festival du Film Francophone d'Angoulême, France)
October 7, 2015 (Hamburg Film Festival, Germany)
January 29, 2016 (Göteborg International Film Festival, Sweden)
February 26, 2016 (CinemAfrica Film Festival, Sweden)
March 4, 2016 (DiverCiné Film Festival, Canada)
May 29, 2016 (Seattle International Film Festival, USA)

Cinematography:

Pascal Baillargeau

Screenplay:

Christophe Lemoine, Luis Marquès

Editor:

Isabelle Proust

Production Designer:

Papa Kouyaté

Sound:

Clément Badin, Antoine Faure

Music:

Thierry Malet

Production Company:

Les Films d'Avalon, Abissia Productions, Vynavy Produtions

Language:

French

Runtime:

100 minutes

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