#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A 15-year-old girl in a black gang in Brussels must choose between loyalty and love when she falls for a Moroccan boy from a rival gang. The city of Brussels, plagued by high rates of youth unemployment, is home to nearly forty street gangs, and the number of young people drawn into the city’s gang culture increases each year. It’s in this criminal milieu that directing duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah set Black, a pulse-pounding contemporary take on a Shakespearean tragedy. Worlds collide when Mavela (Martha Canga Antonio), a teenage girl with ties to Brussels’ Black Bronx gang, meets Marwan (Aboubakr Bensaihi), a member of a rival Moroccan gang, at a police station. Keenly aware of the consequences of getting involved with someone from another gang, they at first resist their attraction to one another, but they can only resist for so long. Just when they’ve started to imagine a different life for themselves, a terrifying incident reminds Mavela where she belongs – and, more precisely, to whom. In order to break free, Mavela and Marwan will have to betray the very loyalties on which their gangs are founded. And they know what lies ahead for them if they don’t. El Arbi and Fallah’s film moves forward at an electrifying pace, with furious energy and a gritty realism reminiscent of epic gangster films like City of God and Goodfellas. Ricocheting from moments of extreme tenderness to scenes of extreme violence, and enhanced by the raw performances of its young leads, Black is a full-on, no-holds-barred experience that will resonate long after you’ve left the cinema.
Plot: 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.
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Contemporary Romeo and Juliet
Black is a dark and fast paced movie about a black African girl and a Moroccan boy who fall in love. While Romeo and Juliet centered around the love between two people from feuding families, Black turns this lovestory into a very current and global racial issue. In addition, the romanticism of the story is completely overshadowed by the grim reality and violence that come with life in a gang. However, no matter how well executed the movie is, that’s it as far as content goes: a love story and violence. The two main characters are the only one’s that are slightly developed, the rest are mainly a means to an end story wise. I would definitely recommend this movie because it’s a very well made contemporary movie, but if you’re expecting elaborate story lines and many in-depth characters, you might not enjoy this one 100%.
Less Romeo and Juliet and more like Orpheus and Eurydice
Orpheus is already with a woman, but leaves her without giving her an official reason, and travels to the underworld literally, to get Eurydice back as doom follows her and death is inevitable, while Orpheus’s ex paroles in envy and finally causes them both to fall. It’s not Romeo and Juliet at all, who even thought of that? When you watch this film, you will see my summary of Orpheus and Eurydice matches way more than R&J.
This film also needs to be named Gangs instead. It isn’t about being black, it’s about being a gang member. Japanese gangs gang rape each other, Chinese, Indian, the British gang rape each other, French, Italian, Russian, Hispanic…every race and country has its underworld and there will be rapes. So the opening scene is annoyingly offensive and inaccurate to show a girl being raped by a gang while rap music (“black” music) is playing, as the title Black appears on the screen. It singles out black men as rapists and that women are prey to black men. The film also shows a one-sided, demonising look at gang culture: the black gang. It doesn’t show the antics and crimes of the Moroccan/Flemish gang throughout the film like it showed the black gang life. But if you use some critical thinking you will see the real villains here are the racists that shove blacks and foreigners in a corner, pressuring them to resent and therefore to go against each other.
Nothing about this film is about being black except Marwan’s racist friends and family towards black people. And it’s actually what sets off the closing scene, which did make me cry. But I probably would’ve cried if it was two white teens in this same setting that the film was shot (very nicely, by the way, must say). Because it’s a shame. You want to love someone and stupid people you know tear you apart for dumb reasons. The Moroccan and Brussels racism is what causes the fateful sticky end for the two lead roles because if it wasn’t for Marwan’s ex girlfriend a white girl jealously pitting Marwan and his new black girlfriend and her gang against each other, then the other half of the movie would’ve never happened. You will see. So it’s not that Marwan and Mavela are wrong for loving each other, it’s that Marwan’s friends are seedy assholes, and his brother was mad because he was with a black girl. Exacerbating the rage, however, are the ills of the gang Mavela is a part of. But that’s because they’re a gang, they just happen to be black. It’s not because they’re black.
Now some stuff was cute and nicely done. The Moroccan cop tough loving Marwan, and the black cop protecting Mavela, simultaneously though shown separately. And how they each console Marwan and Mavela in the last scene; it shows a sort of cycle: that nonwhite cops are evermore tied into the youth gangs of people from their own cultures. The dilemma they face. They have a job to do but empathise with these kids. That was basically touched upon here. The film was 1 hr 30 minutes. If it had divulged the quadruple relationships between the two cops and the two young lovers the film would’ve been 10, 15 minutes longer; so the length shows there were some voids in the plot and character development. But for what it had it was okay as a whole, with some great moments and visuals in between.
I also like that Marwan and Mavela’s relationship started rather simply, rather naturally. It wasn’t like A Bronx Tale with Robert DeNiro where there’s a drawn out chase for like half the film just to talk to the girl, and long family talks about black women and whether to date them or not. North African and Indian men approach black woman a lot all over the world and they’d do it more if it weren’t for society.
Another cute scene was how the ending unfolded. Marwan is pressured from his end, while Mavela is shown being pressured from her end. I never even thought of Romeo and Juliet while watching; so I didn’t know how the movie would end so it’s not that obvious. How these scenes came to be was steadily and kind of excitingly approached, but with a heavy sense of hovering doom due to a preceding hodgepodge of nonstop horrible events like rapes and thefts and drugs and fights. I didn’t know it would be like that, I think me crying at the end was simply me coming out of shock that the prior 85 minutes had put me through. It’s damn near a horror film. Well I’ll certainly be Googling “Brussels youth crime” later, won’t I?
Another thing this film taught me based on its use of French and Dutch was the meaning of “migrant.” Apparently you can gain citizenship in one European country and once you do, quite easily migrate to another and perhaps settle there. I did not know that, so perhaps anti-migration isn’t just anti-Muslim and anti-European- lower class, but also anti-black…How rude.
Anyway nice looking film (it’s like a loooong rap music video), HORRIBLE story about the WORST type of life, but nicely connected. Good acting, rap music so if you don’t like it oh well, can’t help you. Lots of rape, blatant sex scenes, bullets, tears, blood, drastically stupid decisions, montages of dangerous nightlife, perilous citylife…it’s one big bloody queef of a movie. But it’s not…boring. The lead actor, Aboubakr, is beautiful, charismatic and SEXY. He makes me want to go ALL the way to Brussels LOL! If it weren’t for him I’ll be honest..I would’ve abandoned during the opening credits. Would I watch again, hell no. Will I think about this film (and Aboubakr) for weeks to come. Oh yes.
Original Language fr
Runtime 1 hr 35 min (95 min)
Genre Action, Crime, Drama
Director Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah
Writer Nele Meirhaeghe, Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah
Actors Sanâa Alaoui, Martha Canga Antonio, Aboubakr Bensaihi
Awards 12 wins & 12 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Red Epic and Leitz SUMMICRON-C lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format Digital (Digital Cinema Package DCP)