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Shot down after fleeing a coup and extracting a drug lord from Guinea-Bissau, the legendary mercenaries known as the Bangui Hyenas must stash their stolen gold bounty, lay low long enough to repair and refuel their plane, and escape back to Dakar, Senegal. When they take refuge at a holiday camp in the coastal region of Sine-Saloum, they do their best to blend in with their fellow guests; but one Hyena is hiding a dark secret. He has brought them there for a reason and once his past catches up to him, his decisions have devastating consequences, threatening to unleash hell on them all. [84 min; action, horror, thriller; French and Wolof with English subtitles]

“Herbulot’s direction has not just energy to spare but a truly advanced and accomplished perspective. As a result, he makes even old genre sights—like a flashlight beam scouring a darkened room—look almost new again. This is one of the most satisfying films, genre or otherwise, of the year.” — Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com

Saloum is tense and, when it kicks into high gear, scary as hell. One day, that crowd will gather before the same screen and bask in what Herbulot, his cast, and his crew have accomplished, marrying reality to folklore to mythology, horror to action to thriller." — Andrew Crump, The Playlist

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