As a point of full disclosure, I saw Run in French without subtitles. Although I was able to follow most of the story, it’s possible that I missed some of the nuances of the dialogue.

The film opens with the protagonist, Run, dressed as a madman, walking into a church and assassinating his nation’s prime minister. He is able to escape to a hideout. In a series of flashbacks, we learn how Run developed from a simple village boy who was an apprentice to a rainmaker to a militant activist who resorts to assassination. Along the way, he works as an assistant to professional eater Gladys, a foreigner, who gives public exhibitions in which she stuffs herself with whatever food locals present her. Gladys is played by Reine Sali Coulibaly, who deserves some sort of supporting actress award for her delightful portrayal of this unusual character.