When the French conquered Dahõm’ey, they ended the reign of King Behanzin, sending him and part of the royal court into exile on the Island of Martinique, where Behanzin was treated as a war prisoner. This film deals with his reign, as well as capture and incarceration by the French, but it is also a moving romantic drama of a king who fell passionately in love with a beautiful Martinican half-caste, only to later lose her to an earthquake.
Feature (86mins) Drama, | Martinique, France
Haitian Creole, French
Delroy Lindo, France Zobda, Robert Liensol, Tadie Tuene, Aliou Cissé, Jacky Alpha, Laurence Durand, Jacques Mathou, Jean-Yves Gautier, Albert Delpy