The In His Shadow soundtrack includes music by Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Amadou & Mariam and Kaaris. This info article contains spoilers and song details for Marc Fouchard’s 2023 Netflix movie. Check out Vague Visages’ Soundtracks of Cinema section for more music guides.
In His Shadow stars Kaaris as Ibrahim, a French gangster who protects the Murets Projects outside Paris. Alassane Diong co-stars as Adama, Ibrahim’s blind half-brother who aspires to be a musician. The storyline follows the focal siblings as their lives spiral out of control. Composers Thomas Couzinier (Black Spot) and Frédéric Kooshmanian (Black Spot) scored the 89-minute Netflix film; a team of five music supervisors selected the featured needle-drops. Here’s every song in In His Shadow.
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In His Shadow Soundtrack: Every Song in the 2023 Netflix Movie
- “Zombie” by Fela Anikulapo Kuti (00:03:00): The In His Shadow soundtrack song scores a flashback sequence. Adama narrates about his “monster” and upbringing. The track plays as a graphic identifies an 80s setting. Ousmane (Issaka Sawadogo) moves his family to the Murets Projects. Adama narrates about his father’s motivations. The music continues during a soccer scene and fades during an interior home sequence.
- “Baara” by Amadou & Mariam (00:09:00): The In His Shadow soundtrack song accompanies an outdoors party sequence. A group of people eat and hang out at the Murets Projects. Young Adama talks to a friend. He rushes to break up a fight and gets hit by a car. Young Adama gets blinded from the accident.
- “Le Roi Des Ombres” by Kaaris (01:23:00): Young Adama repeats a mantra about embracing his weaknesses. The track scores the end credits.
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The In His Shadow soundtrack also includes:
- “Mama Charlotte” by Extreme Music Library
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