The Mercy of the Jungle

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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.

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  • Contrast hits home with exquisite filming...aesthetically it's quite beautiful...nature couldn't care less about the deadly quarrels of men.

    Apr 26, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Rather than a distanced narrative eye, the director's balance of interiority and interconnected flows of external, political conflict is refreshing in its commitment to a world-based subjectivity.

    Sep 11, 2018 | Full Review…

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