The Woman King

The Woman King (2022)

Her reign begins.

  • Genre: Action, Drama, History
  • Release Date: 2022-09-16
  • User Rating: 7.7/10 from 1782 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 15min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: TriStar Pictures
  • Production Country: Canada, United States of America
  • Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
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The story of the Agojie, the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s with skills and a fierceness unlike anything the world has ever seen, and General Nanisca as she trains the next generation of recruits and readies them for battle against an enemy determined to destroy their way of life.

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  • Viola Davis

    as Nanisca
  • Thuso Mbedu

    as Nawi
  • Lashana Lynch

    as Izogie
  • Sheila Atim

    as Amenza
  • John Boyega

    as King Ghezo
  • Jordan Bolger

    as Malik
  • Hero Fiennes Tiffin

    as Santo Ferreira
  • Jimmy Odukoya

    as Oba Ade
  • Masali Baduza

    as Fumbe
  • Jayme Lawson

    as Shante
  • Adrienne Warren

    as Ode
  • Chioma Antoinette Umeala

    as Tara
  • Siyamthanda Makakane

    as Cindra
  • Shaina West

    as Esi
  • Sivuyile Ngesi

    as The Migan
  • Riaan Visman

    as Tanonu
  • Seputla Sebogodi

    as The Meu
  • Angélique Kidjo

    as The Meunon
  • Wanda Banda

    as Young Nanisca
  • Lethabo

    as Young Amenza
  • Kekole Mathabathe

    as Ajahe
  • Daniel Hadebe

    as Oyo Secretary
  • Kgomotso Moshia

    as Dayo
  • Zozibini Tunzi

    as Efe
  • Makgotso M

    as Iniya
  • Thando Dlomo

    as Kelu
  • Zeaf Ejama

    as Fumbe's Mother
  • Julius Tennon

    as Moru
  • Pumla Ndlazi

    as Ydande
  • Bonko Khoza

    as Boma
  • Sne Mbatha

    as Okankan
  • Boitumelo Makgalemele

    as Lida
  • Bongo Mbutuma

    as Oyo Soldier
  • Kwanda Tim Dlamini

    as Bothi
  • Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi

    as Master Abade
  • Didi Ledwaba

    as Teenage Girl
  • Chumani Pan

    as Abomey Father
  • Cebelihle Mbambo

    as Curious Abomey Child
  • Chris Ncekana

    as Dahomey Warrior
  • Tuks Tad Lungu

    as Village Leader
  • Yannick Brand

    as African Kruman
  • Nancy Sekhokoane

    as Shopkeeper
  • Joel Mukadi

    as Young Oba
  • Princess Elmore

    as Villager (uncredited)
Production Maria Bello Producer
Writing Maria Bello Story
Sound Terence Blanchard Original Music Composer
Production Peter McAleese Executive Producer
Writing Dana Stevens Screenplay
Writing Dana Stevens Story
Sound Tony Lamberti Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Production Cathy Schulman Producer
Production Viola Davis Producer
Production Christa Schamberger Local Casting
Editing Terilyn A. Shropshire Editor
Costume & Make-Up Gersha Phillips Costume Design
Directing Gina Prince-Bythewood Director
Production Julius Tennon Producer
Camera Polly Morgan Director of Photography
Production Ben Tjibe Casting Assistant
Art Akin McKenzie Production Design
Visual Effects Sara Bennett Visual Effects Supervisor
Art Christophe Dalberg Supervising Art Director
Sound Kevin O’Connell Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Jay Wilkinson Sound Designer
Art Birrie le Roux Set Decoration
Directing Morag Cameron Script Supervisor
Directing Shaun O'Dell Second Unit Director
Sound Becky Sullivan Sound Supervisor
Sound Hector C. Gika Sound Effects Editor
Production Loan Phan Finishing Producer
Production Richard Lothian Casting Associate
Visual Effects Claudia Dehmel Visual Effects Producer
Art John Trafford Set Dresser
Directing Karim Huu Do Second Unit Director
Art Catherine Palmer Art Direction
Visual Effects Andrew Morley Visual Effects Supervisor
Crew Matthew Van Leeve Stunts
Art Di Sole Set Decoration
Visual Effects Alysia Wildman Visual Effects Producer
Art Malwande Sigabi Art Direction
Visual Effects Joss Flores Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects David Sadler-Coppard Visual Effects Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Francois Rademeyer Makeup Supervisor
Crew Jénel Stevens Stunt Double
Production Vanessa Toll Casting Associate
Crew Grant Powell Stunt Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Alex-Ann Keppie Set Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Terence Norman Set Costumer
Production Emma Escamilla Finishing Producer
Directing Nadia Brand Second Assistant Director
Art Moray McGregor Art Direction
Production J.P. van der Merwe Extras Casting
Directing De Villiers Fourie Second Unit First Assistant Director
Art Amidou Fombe Tiku Set Dresser
Art Chicco Cardoso Standby Art Director
Editing A'sia Horne Assistant Editor
Production Claudia Lima Assistant Production Coordinator
Crew Daniel Hernandez Stunt Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Michaela Young Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Sergio Lopez-Rivera Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Babalwa Carol Mtshiselwa Makeup Designer
Costume & Make-Up Babalwa Carol Mtshiselwa Prosthetic Designer
Crew Filip Ciprian Florian Fight Choreographer
Costume & Make-Up Jodi Bowers Set Costumer
Production Kristin Graham Finishing Producer
Costume & Make-Up Lynn Paulsen Costume Supervisor
Production Amy Costa Casting Assistant
Production Nathan Castle Extras Casting Assistant
Production Kelsea Williams Finishing Producer
Directing Dwayne Titus Second Second Assistant Director
Production Ulrich Fritz Production Coordinator
Production Sisipho Ngodwane Production Assistant
Production Mayra Garcia Unit Production Manager
Production Josh Clark Production Assistant
Costume & Make-Up Jeremy Dell Makeup & Hair
Directing Dale Butler First Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Tristan Makka Set Costumer
Crew Stuart Jacob Williamson Fight Choreographer
Crew Trevor Kingston Frost Stunts
Art Tarryn McCann Art Direction
Production Tshepiso Chikapa Phiri Executive Producer
Production Tshepiso Chikapa Phiri Production Executive
Art James Collett Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Cindi Keitumetse Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Lesley Ann Kleinhans Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Lesley Ann Kleinhans Makeup Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Maiphephi Moitang Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Tsholofelo Montshiwa Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Giovanna Perry Makeup Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Minke Swart Makeup Artist
Art Catherine Makgati Carroll Set Designer
Art Mark O'Donovan Set Designer
Costume & Make-Up Farooq Peterson Costume Standby
Crew Clint Jacobs Stunts
Crew Babalola Jean-Michel Hervé Akimbola Thanks
Production Mickey Strumwig Production Assistant
Production Storm Solomons Production Assistant
Production Kami Nkurunziza Production Secretary
Production Khuselo Mxenge Production Assistant
Crew Ashraf Mustapha Set Medic
Production Samkelisiwe Mgadi Production Assistant
Production Mpho MacChambers Production Assistant
Production Ananda Law Production Supervisor
Production Fairuz Khan Production Coordinator
Production Kyle Hyde Production Assistant
Production Kyle N. Davy Production Assistant
Production Angela Beccaro Production Assistant
Production Iegsaan Isaacs Assistant Location Manager
Production Gareth De Breuyn Assistant Location Manager
Production Neville Botha Location Manager
Editing Jess Phillips Assistant Editor
Crew Obinna Robert Onyeri Post Production Assistant
Crew Sashnie Moodley Post Production Assistant
Editing Aldine Bronkhorst Assistant Editor
Production Terri-Leigh Boonzaier Extras Casting Assistant
Directing Hayley Westray Third Assistant Director
Directing Nkululeko Radebe Third Assistant Director
Directing Monica Manaka Third Assistant Director
Directing Bongani Malgas Third Assistant Director
Directing Heynes Chad Third Assistant Director
Crew Nadine Theron Stunts
Crew Usisipho Nteyi Stunt Double