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A 15-year-old girl in a black gang in Brussels must choose between loyalty and love when she falls for a Moroccan boy from a rival gang. The city of Brussels, plagued by high rates of youth... See full summary »

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Nele Meirhaeghe (screenplay by), Adil El Arbi (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sanâa Alaoui ... Mina (as Sanaa Alaoui)
Martha Canga Antonio ... Mavela
Aboubakr Bensaihi ... Marwan
Sanaa Bourrasse Sanaa Bourrasse ... Loubna
Natascha Boyamba Natascha Boyamba ... Justelle
Soufiane Chilah ... Nassim
Brahim El Abdouni Brahim El Abdouni ... Matti
Simon Frey Simon Frey ... Jonathan
Faysel Ichakarene Faysel Ichakarene ... Redouan
Théo Kabeya Théo Kabeya ... Notorious
Eric Kabongo ... Krazy-E
Glody Lombi Glody Lombi ... Angela
Axel Masudi Axel Masudi ... CMM
Brandon Masudi Brandon Masudi ... Alonzo
Lorris Masudi Lorris Masudi ... Pookie
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A 15-year-old girl in a black gang in Brussels must choose between loyalty and love when she falls for a Moroccan boy from a rival gang. The city of Brussels, plagued by high rates of youth unemployment, is home to nearly forty street gangs, and the number of young people drawn into the city's gang culture increases each year. It's in this criminal milieu that directing duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah set Black, a pulse-pounding contemporary take on a Shakespearean tragedy. Worlds collide when Mavela (Martha Canga Antonio), a teenage girl with ties to Brussels' Black Bronx gang, meets Marwan (Aboubakr Bensaihi), a member of a rival Moroccan gang, at a police station. Keenly aware of the consequences of getting involved with someone from another gang, they at first resist their attraction to one another, but they can only resist for so long. Just when they've started to imagine a different life for themselves, a terrifying incident reminds Mavela where she belongs - and, more ... Written by KERRI CRADDOCK

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Action | Crime | Drama | Romance

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Country:

Belgium

Language:

French | Dutch | Arabic | Lingala

Release Date:

11 November 2015 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Black - Amor em Tempos de Ódio See more »

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Budget:

€1,200,000 (estimated)
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Unity
(Freddy Massamba)
Performed by Fredy Massamba (as Freddy Massamba)
Courtesy of Skinfama & FrancDaverndme Media Monde
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Black
14 November 2015 | by Cinefill1See all my reviews

-Black and Belgian action, drama film directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah and set in the Brussels gang formation environment

-Stars: . Martha Canga Antonio---Aboubakr Bensaihi---Sannao Bourrasse………

-It is a pleasant picture to view leaving you in tension for the entire film, a film with a story in which a boy and a girl of rival gangs find each other and fall in love, their love is not possible by the opposing part of each a gang. The end and then afterwards considered this movie story has something of the love story Romeo & Juillie -Ith shows a hard reality of gangs which is also created by a prevailing poverty and less opportunity in society. –

-The film is widely welcomed.


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