Original title: The Woman King
Duration: 126 min.
Director: Gina Prince Bythewood
Script: Dana Stevens.
Cast: Viola Davis, John Boyega, Lashana Lynch, Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, Thuso Mbedu, Jayme Lawson, Adrienne Warren, Sheila Atim, Masali Baduza, Jordan Bolger, Angélique Kidjo, Thando Dlomo, Jimmy Odukoya, TriStar Productions, Welle Entertainment, Entertainment One, Shaina West, Chioma Antoinette Umeala
Productors: Jack Blue Productions, JuVee Productions, .
Distributor: TriStar Pictures
Genre: Action. Drama
The Woman King trailer
👉 ‘The Woman King‘ tells the extraordinary story of the Agojie, a unit of warriors made up only of women, who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the 19th century, using their extraordinary skills and a fierceness never before seen in the world. Inspired by true events, the film follows the thrilling and epic odyssey of General Nanisca (played by Academy Award winner Viola Davis), the tough warrior tasked with training the next generation of recruits, preparing them for battle against an enemy. who is determined to destroy their way of life.
The Woman King controversy
👉 One thing worth noting is the controversy that has already arisen regarding the film’s portrayal of the Kingdom of Dahomey. Many expected that the kingdom involved in the slave trade would be left out of the film, but the opposite is true. One of the film’s central conflicts is that Davis’s Nanisca boldly opposes the practice, while her king (John Boyega’s King Ghezo) reluctantly participates.