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|
|directed by:||Charles Njaman|
|release date:||FR 07.05.03|
|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|
|producer:||Cyriac Auriol, Ian Boyd|
|production:||Les Films du Requin, Ciné B, Les Films de l'Isle (CA)|