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      Tori and Lokita

      Released Mar 24, 2023 1h 28m Drama TRAILER for Tori and Lokita: Trailer 1 List Tori and Lokita: Trailer 1 Tori and Lokita: Trailer 1 2:00 View more videos
      88% Tomatometer 84 Reviews 60% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings A friendship develops between two young people after they are exiled in Belgium. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Another humanistic gem from the Dardennes, Tori and Lokita puts its characters in heartbreaking circumstances while insisting on their intrinsic dignity.

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      Richard Lawson Vanity Fair Tori and Lokita is an almost unbearably tense, lo-fi thriller that carries with it a stern, solemn moral weight. Long into a storied career, the Dardennes are making work as relevant and probing as ever. May 9, 2023 Full Review Ty Burr Ty Burr's Watch List You feel the hand of the filmmakers on the controls and sense those hands shaking with rage. Rated: 3/4 Apr 14, 2023 Full Review Maxwell Rabb Chicago Reader Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne specialize in social realism, unwaveringly committed to their characters and craft, and Tori and Lokita is no exception. Apr 7, 2023 Full Review James Kendrick Q Network Film Desk has an unwavering air of impending tragedy, which makes each moment gut-wrenching even when nothing much seems to be happening Rated: 3.5/4 Oct 6, 2023 Full Review Roger Moore Movie Nation Every action in this Cannes award-winner is motivated if not wholly rational. Every consequence grimly believable and shorn of artifice and melodrama. Rated: 4/4 Jul 15, 2023 Full Review David Walsh World Socialist Web Site It is rather drab and dull, without many compelling moments. Earnestness and conscientiousness are no substitute for artistic flair. Rated: 2/4 May 27, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Bill social realism at its most accomplished, bringing us close to the perilous suspenseful survival stories of two African immigrant children in Belgium. The loving familial relationship between Tori and Lokita sustains them - and pulls us in - while all around them they face indifference, exploitation and abuse. Hard to watch, but truly rewarding and moving. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/26/23 Full Review Alec B The miserable narrative feels both honest and a little manipulative. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/04/24 Full Review Dave S Posing as siblings, a 16-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy flee Africa in search of a better life in Europe, where they ultimately find themselves in Belgium. Financially beholden to human traffickers, they find themselves making ends meet by working as couriers for a local drug dealer. Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's Tori and Lokita is another neo-realist masterpiece from the Belgian filmmakers, a gritty portrait of those leading lives of quiet desperation. Unmistakably the work of the two brothers, the film is austere, to say the least – handheld cameras, plenty of natural light, devoid of a music score, natural performances from a mostly non-professional cast. It's refreshing to experience a meaningful and insightful film in a cinematic world that's otherwise filled with superheroes, remakes, and sequels. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 12/16/23 Full Review Wayne M Tori and Lokita is a stomach punch of a film. Authentic to the bone, it's a strong story about survival. Which you come to expect from Belgian directors The Dardenne Brothers. They excel in portraying the real life dramas of people at the edge of society, which definitely occurs here. Lokita and Tori have come from Cameroon to live in Belgium. 16 and 11 respectively, Lokita is waiting for a work visa to support herself and Tori who is posing as her brother. They hang around a restaurant helping run drugs to make ends meet. This sombre and short film ably shows how society doesn't really cater for those at the bottom. Tori and Lokita struggle from scene to scene, often finding themselves in imminent danger. Sad and sometimes hard to watch, a film of great character and strength. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 10/02/23 Full Review Josh G A dark look at life and sweet moments that come with it. The cast does a good job and the tough subject matter is handled well. Not bad, just drags in pacing. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 04/14/23 Full Review Margaret G This isn't realism, this is exaggeration of unbelievable proportions. Not being white and subjected to racism and physical assaults after moving to the USA, I should care more, but the plot is too "on the nose" and predictable. At least there is excellent acting. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A friendship develops between two young people after they are exiled in Belgium.
      Director
      Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
      Producer
      Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Delphine Tomson
      Screenwriter
      Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
      Distributor
      Janus Films
      Production Co
      Archipel 33, Les Films du Fleuve, Archipel 35, Savage Film, France 2 Cinema
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      French (France)
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 24, 2023, Limited
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $58.4K
      Runtime
      1h 28m
      Sound Mix
      Digital 5.1
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