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Black and African Diamonds: A Movie Review

31 August 2011 5:05 PM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

*full disclosure: a screener of this film was provided by Phase 4 Films.

Director: Pierre Laffargue.

Writers: Lucio Mad, Gabor Rassov, Marci Cherqui, and Pierre Laffargue.

Black was a French film then dubbed into English, which is slated for released through video-on-demand September 1st. The film begins as an action thriller, but transitions into a heist thriller early. Black has played at several film festivals since 2009 and Pierre Laffargue's first feature film is enjoyable for its dabbling into African mysticism and European colonialism. Black's ending, with a Snake man facing a Lion man, truly has to be seen to be believed.

Black (Mc Jean Gab'1), the protagonist, begins the film with a failed armoured car cash grab. Instead of grabbing the loot, Black loses his partners while escaping by train. Then, the film changes locale. Gone is Paris in favour of Dakar. Here a massive holding of diamonds »

- (Michael Allen)

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