- Director: Philippe Lacôte
- Writer: Philippe Lacôte
- Producer: Delphine Jaquet; Ernest Konan; Yanick Létourneau
Set in Abidjan’s MACA prison, the aging Black Beard, in attempt to maintain control over his fellow inmates, resorts to a “story” ritual, wherein one prisoner is forced, Scheherazade-style, to tell stories for an entire night. The young pickpocket he chooses relays the haunting tale of the Zama King.