In modern Belgium, a young boy and an adolescent girl who have travelled alone from Africa pit their invincible friendship against the cruel conditions of their exile. Hoping for a better life in Europe, they instead face impenetrable bureaucracy, corruption, child labour and abuse from those they thought would help them. Anchored by two remarkable, engaging lead performances, the film speaks to important contemporary global themes but never lets politics overwhelm the importance of character and narrative.
Starring Pablo Schils, Joely Mbundu
Dir The Dardenne Brothers | 2022 | Belguim / France | 98 mins | 15 | French and Afrikaans language with English subtitles
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