All Justin and his father want to do is sit down and enjoy a soccer game together. This simple act sparks a chain of events leading to Justin running from the law. He must embark on a ... See full summary »

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Kalomba Mboyi ...
Justin (as Kalomba Mbuyi)
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Frans Misonne
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Gerda Van Hove
Ansou Diedhiou ...
Dieudonné
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Commissaire Taminiaux
Serge-Henri Valcke ...
Ministre de l'Intérieur
Emile Mpenza ...
Himself
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Sjarel Branckaerts
Thierry de Coster
Eric De Staercke
Nicolas Majois ...
A student
Alain Pieret ...
Operator
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Simon
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All Justin and his father want to do is sit down and enjoy a soccer game together. This simple act sparks a chain of events leading to Justin running from the law. He must embark on a thrilling adventure to re-unite with his father. But in order to fight the system, he must enlist the help of a former anarchist and together they will need to apply the secret of the HOP. Written by Film Movement

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Belgium's first feature film shot on HDCAM. See more »

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Mes mains sur tes hanches
Music and lyrics by Salvatore Adamo
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Amazing
27 May 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I don't usually get a chance to go to film festivals, but i am so glad I went to see HOP. This is an excellent film and a refreshing change to the ones Hollywood likes to churn out.

I knew nothing about this movie when I went into the theatre, but I loved it. It was funny, and not slapstick or any of that stupid 'Dumb and Dumber' or 'American Pie' crap. It was genuinely funny. I don't know why people keep saying that the story line was terrible, the ending was predictable, yes, but isn't that true with almost all Hollywood movies? Hmmm?

You gotta love the characters. They are so real, and the director and screenwriter were quite clever in revealing a lot of their history (like between Gerda) without making it ham-handed and melodramatic. The acting was very good.

I think its the pastoral and simple touch to the film. It still has a bit of that light quality, and yet some poignancy to its make. It is definitely a film worth watching and your only concern will be actually finding a theatre that will screen it.


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