A shirtless Franz Rogowski stares just off camera, with lush green scenery and a largely cloudless sky in the background.

About Disco Boy

Alienated from his homeland, young Belarusian Aleksei (Franz Rogowski) has his sights set on becoming a French citizen. After a painful journey through Europe, he enlists in the Foreign Legion. But fate propels him into the Niger Delta where fearless, charismatic revolutionary Jomo (Morr Ndiaye) is battling the insidious oil conglomerates that threaten his community’s future. While Aleksei seeks a new family in the Legion, Jomo dreams of being a ‘disco boy’. In the jungle, their paths converge, intertwining their destinies across borders, bodies, life and death.

Bold, ambitious, immersively shot and sound-tracked (with a trippy, driving electronic score by Vitalic and cinematography by Hélène Louvart that captures scenery from an African delta to a Paris nightclub), Disco Boy is a vivid odyssey exploring the effects of European industrial and military activities in Africa and the weight of history and nationality on individual lives.

Booking info

Duration includes trailers, adverts and any Q&A/panel. For events such as NT Live, Colour Box and Reel & Meal there will be minimal advertising. We do not admit latecomers after the main feature has started and we have a limited food & drink policy. MAC’s cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI Film Audience Network and Film Hub Midlands.

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