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by Charles Njaman


A destitute man wanders the streets of Cap Haïtien, dreaming about his imaginary kingdom. He thinks he’s King Christophe, the New World’s first ruler, a former slave who went on to liberate Haiti in 1804.
Chased out of the city, King Chacha – as he is known – takes refuge in the grandiose ruins of the Sans Souci castle. He is accompanied by Thimothée, a young street urchin who he has taken under his wing. The inhabitants of a neighboring village, who’ve been waiting for the sovereign’s return for many years, are caught up in his folly.

international title: ROYAL BONBON
original title: ROYAL BONBON
country: France, Canada
sales agent: TVOR
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Charles Njaman
film run: 85'
release date: FR 07.05.03
screenplay: Charles Njaman
cast: Dominique Battraville, Erol Josué, Anne-Louise Mesadieu, Verlus Delorme, Ambroise Thomson
cinematography by: Josée Deshaies
film editing: Lise Beaulieu
art director: Nicolas de Boiscuillé, Marie-Louise Fouchard
costumes designer: Nicolas de Boiscuillé, Marie-Louise Fouchard
music: Jean-François Pauvros
producer: Cyriac Auriol, Ian Boyd
production: Les Films du Requin, Ciné B, Les Films de l'Isle (CA)
distributor: Gémini Films


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