Black (2009)





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A weary bank robber finds himself drawn back into a life of crime after learning of a diamond heist that's too perfect to pass up. In the wake of a botched armored car holdup, veteran thief Black vows to get out of the life before his luck runs out. Just as Black prepares to retire, his cousin tells him about a vulnerable bank housing a fortune in uncut diamonds. Now, if Black can assemble a crew capable of pulling off one last heist without a hitch, he'll be set for life.
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Drama , Horror
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Anton Yakovlev
as Ouliakov
Christophe Aquillon
as Braqueur Paris
Ludovic Berthillot
as Le mercenaire
Laurent Larrieu
as Un mercenaire
Thierno Ndiaye
as Le marabout
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Critic Reviews for Black

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

The kind of movie you have to respect for doing what it sets out to do.

Full Review… | August 28, 2009
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

An appealingly rough-and-ready contemporary variation on Shaft in Africa.

Full Review… | August 28, 2009
Toronto Star
Top Critic

An uncategorisable exploration of the contradictions to be found in Franco-African identity... where a whole history of crime, poverty and colonial exploitation are portrayed through mythology as a clash of the totems.

September 7, 2009
Little White Lies

Audience Reviews for Black

A mindlessly fun French heist film that isn't directed by Luc Besson! It accomplishes it's minimal tasks with verve. As a Blaxploitation revivalist movie, it's like Shaft set in contemporary Africa.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

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