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      Hop

      2002 1h 46m Comedy Drama List
      Reviews 86% Audience Score 250+ Ratings A former revolutionary (Jan Decleir) and his companion (Antje de Boeck) help an illegal immigrant boy (Kalomba Mbuyi) whose father is about to be deported to Africa. Read More Read Less

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      David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...somewhere around the halfway point ... the film turns into a bizarre fantasy that only small kids will be able to appreciate. Rated: 2.5/4 Apr 11, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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      walter m In "Hop," Justin(Kalomba Mboyi) desperately wants to watch the upcoming soccer match but his father Dieudonne(Ansou Diedhiou) is afraid that stealing cable could bring unwanted attention to their undocumented status. However, upon seeing his son's straight A's, he relents. And then almost immediately regrets it when the downstairs neighbors are so upset at their poor television reception that they toss Dieudonne's television out the window which does get the attention of the authorities. He is arrested while Justin gets away, stowing away in the back of Frans'(Jan Decleir) van. At first, Frans wants nothing more to do with him but soon warms to him with Frans' friend Gerda's(Antje de Boeck) intervention at the police station possibly staving off Dieudonne's deportation for a day. Proving that any movie that gets both pygmy and anarchist into the same sentence cannot be all bad, "Hop" initially cultivates the eyes with its crisp black and white cinematography with a couple of well-timed splashes of color. To its credit, the movie smartly explores such serious issues as immigration and identity in Belgium where there is a more than healthy mistrust of the authorities and that is divided by language which is supposed to be united by soccer. However, while the idea of The Hop makes sense in theory, the movie is seemingly unwilling to seriously explore its consequences, falling on the sentimental and cliched side of the equation in the process. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member My daughter and I both enjoyed this wonderful movie, a must see for all. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Also saw this some time ago- brilliant storytelling, suspensful but believable... highly recommended. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Sweet foreign film. Use of color, allusions, symbolic connotations of the HOP. It's great. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Truly a great & original film !!! You won't be borred for a second... Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member An interesting film, spanning French and Dutch by means of Belgium, and following transplanted African father and son when they are separated and (through creative and dangerous means) reunited. Great b/w cinematography, and some good performances. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A former revolutionary (Jan Decleir) and his companion (Antje de Boeck) help an illegal immigrant boy (Kalomba Mbuyi) whose father is about to be deported to Africa.
      Director
      Dominique Standaert
      Producer
      Thierry De Coster, Michel Houdmont, Dominique Standaert
      Screenwriter
      Dominique Standaert, Remi Hatzfeld, Olivier Malley
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      French (Canada)
      Release Date (DVD)
      Apr 5, 2005
      Runtime
      1h 46m
      Sound Mix
      Surround