This is a staged court; however, everything that happens inside it is genuine: from the miner to the rebel, to the lawyer from The Hague. The court is staged in the middle of the civil war zone and filmed by 7 cameras in front of 1,000 spectators. Thus, Congo Court is an impossible film. However, it does exist.
Milo Rau develops a scandalous theater and cinema, which questions reality, from the re-enactmens of international judgments, to the exploration of pedophilia (Five Easy Pieces) or to the genocide in Rwanda (Hate Radio). In Congo Court, the artist manages to bring together victims, perpetrators, witnesses and conflict analysts to an unprecedented civil court in eastern Congo. Milo Rau creates a portrait, without filters, of one of the largest and bloodiest economic wars in the history of mankind.
Film spoken in English, French, German, Swahili, Lingala, etc. with English subtitles.