2019 Edition

The Mercy of the Jungle

The Mercy of the Jungle

Section: Freedom Films

Country: Rwanda/France/Belgium

Production Year: 2018

Duration: 90 min

Cinematography: Joachim Philippe

Screenplay: Joël Karekezi, Casey Schroen

Editing: Antoine Donnet

Cast: Marc Zinga, Stéphane Bak

Contact: aurelien@neonrouge.com

Synopsis: At the outbreak of the Second Congo War, Sergeant Xavier is sent into the vicious depths of the Congolese River Basin to hunt down those who perpetrated genocide in his native Rwanda four years ago. When he and a young private are accidentally left behind in the jungle, their bid for retribution turns into a struggle for pure survival. With only each other to count on, they embark on an odyssey across the most violent forest on earth, facing the depths of their own war-torn souls and the spiritual consequences of saving and taking lives.