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Black (2015)

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Mavela, 15 years old, is a Black Bronx. She falls madly in love with Marwan, an extremely charismatic member of a rival gang, the 1080s. The young couple is forced to make a brutal choice between gang loyalty and the love they have for one another. An impossible dilemma. -- (C) Official Facebook Page

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The filmmaking is aesthetically sublime, but that's about all it's got going, and by its climax, you're just waiting for them to check the double-murder boxes.

November 17, 2016 | Full Review…

An uncompromising look at posturing teens emotionally unequipped with the adult world, reminiscent of genre standouts like Kids and City of God, complete with a heavy pinch of social unrest and interracial conflict which calls to mind La Haine.

October 13, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Underneath the street locations and locally cast actors, however, this is as slickly vapid and Hollywood (in the bad sense) as it gets.

October 10, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The potency of this depiction, with its powder-keg tensions, starts with an unflinching approach behind the camera.

August 21, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

There is much to recommend this picture, not least the nervy camerawork and a pair of knockout performances from Martha Canga Antonio and Aboubakr Bensaihi as young lovers from opposite sides of a gang war.

August 21, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A facile riff on Romeo & Juliet amongst Brussels gangs. Banal, clichéd, and treats its teenage-girl protagonist in a spectacularly disgusting way.

August 19, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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