Captains of Darkness is a French TV film, directed in 2005 by Serge Moati .
In 1899, a French military column, led by captains Julien Chanoine and Paul Voulet , set out to conquer Lake Chad to unite the French colonial empire . The two captains are violent and ruthless towards the local populations as well as their colonial soldiers.
The Voulet-Chanoine mission is sinking further and further into Nigerien territory, still unknown, while the lack of food is felt. Little by little, Voulet falls into a megalomaniacal delirium.
- Title: Captains of Darkness
- Director: Serge Moati
- Scenario: Yves Laurent
- Costumers: Edith Vesperini and Mame Faguèye BÂ
- Production Companies: Arte France , Image et Compagnie
- Duration: 95 minutes
- Release date: April 28, 2006 on Arte
- Manuel Blanc : Captain Paul Voulet
- Patrick Mille : Captain Julien Chanoine , deputy and friend of Voulet
- Clement Sibony : Péteau, the rebel officer to captains
- Richard Bohringer : Colonel Klobb
- Micky Sébastian : M me Kolb, wife of Colonel
- François Berland : Henri
- Eric Laugérias : Bouthel
- Airy Routier : Joaland
- Gora Seck : Boubakar
- Khadijatou Gueye : Fatouna
- Andy Hards : the English officer