At the outbreak of the Second Congo War, Sergeant Xavier is sent into the vicious depths of the Congolese River Basin to hunt down those who perpetrated genocide in his native Rwanda four years previously. When he and a young private are accidentally left behind in the jungle, their bid for retribution turns into a struggle for pure survival. With only each other to count on, they embark on an odyssey across the most violent forest on earth, facing the depths of their own war-torn souls and the spiritual consequences of saving and taking lives.
The Mercy Of The Jungle is a road movie that deals with wars in Congo through the eyes of two lost soldiers, by showcasing their struggle, weakness and hope.
Director: Joel Karekezi
Production: Neon Rouge Production (Belgium), Perfect Shot Films (Germany), Tact Production (France)
World sales: tbc
German WCF partner: Perfect Shot Films (Germany)
Funded in the WCF Jury meeting in November 2016
Funding amount: 38,000 €