Hop

DVD - unabridged
Video (1 disc)
Product Number: DV010
Released: Sep 16, 2003
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ISBN: #9781402568657
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Hop is the fight of David against Goliath. It is the story of the trials and tribulations of a young illegal pygmy, confronting the Belgian authorities on his own, in order to recover his expelled father. The ring in which all hits are allowed, especially those below the belt. The feature debut of Dominique Standaert, Hop tells the story of Justin (Kalomba Mbuyi) and his father Dieudonne (Ansou Diedhou), illegal immigrants from Burundi living in Brussels. One night, during a crucial soccer match, Justin rigs up the cable feed from downstairs so he and his father can watch the Congolese Emile M'Penza play. The neighbors, unable to get any reception on their television, come upstairs to protest and throw the TV out the window, forcing Dieudonne and Justin to run away from the police. While Justin narrowly escapes, Dieudonne is caught by the police and immediately slated for deportation. Meanwhile, Justin is taken in by a retired anarchist (Jan Decleir) and his girlfriend (Antje De Boeck) who unite to help Justin get his father back. This morally rich yet lightly uplifting story is shot in black and white yet is an incredibly colorful film.

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Hop
US University
Product Number DU010
Released: Mar 15, 2007
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ISBN: #9781428140417