• The Woman King
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  • The Woman King

The Woman King

by Gina Prince-Bythewood Gala Premieres

In the 19th century, the West African kingdom of Dahomey is threatened by European colonialists. To protect the population, the militant female general Nanisca leads the Agojie, an all-female military regiment of fearless warriors, onto the battlefield. Their mission: To defeat the European aggressors who want to conquer and enslave their country, and to defend the honour of their kingdom. Inspired by true events, the historical epic THE WOMAN KING tells the extraordinary story of African women soldiers who were notorious for their bravery. In the leading roles, Oscar winner Viola Davis and Lashana Lynch give their all in magnificently choreographed battle scenes. A breath-taking action-packed spectacle!

  • Genre: Action Drama
  • Country, Year: USA, 2022
  • Runtime: 130 Min
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: German, French
  • Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
  • Cast: Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, Sheila Atim, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, John Boyega
  • Screenplay: Dana Stevens
  • Cinematography: Polly Morgan
  • Editor: Terilyn A. Shropshire
  • Sound: Derek Mansvelt
  • Music: Terence Blanchard
  • Producers: Cathy Schulman, Viola Davis, Julius Tennon, Maria Bello, Peter McAleese
  • Production Companies: TriStar Productions, Inc, eOne Features LLC
  • Swiss Distribution: Sony Pictures Releasing Switzerland GmbH, Sony Pictures Releasing Switzerland GmbH
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