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Shot in striking black and white with a digital 24p Panasonic video camera, HOP marks the feature film directorial debut of Dominique Standaert. Set in Brussels, the film follows an African teenager named Justin and his father as they struggle to overcome racism in their predominantly white surroundings and the hassles of being illegal immigrants. When Justin's father is caught by authorities and in danger of being deported, Justin must think of a way to save him so that they can be together again. He finds an unlikely ally in Frans, a reclusive communisit activist who spends his time building bombs in his home.

GENRES - comedy, drama

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