Action/Adventure - Completed 2007

As a funky urban action comedy shot in 35mm cinemascope, on the verge of fantasy, located between Paris and modern Dakar, starring black actors, Black is certainly not just another French action movie

    • Year of production
    • 2007
    • Genres
    • Action/Adventure
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 105 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Pierre LAFFARGUE
    • Writer(s)
    • Lucio MAD, Gabor RASSOV, Pierre LAFFARGUE
    • EIDR
    • 10.5240/A486-3C90-BC4F-36D8-231B-5
    • Producer(s)
    • Marco CHERQUI (Chic Films), Lauranne BOURRACHOT (Chic Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Black is a Senegalese bank-robber born and raised in France who’s getting over a disastrous heist in which he lost nearly all of his men. He’s seriously thinking of going straight when his cousin Lamine calls him from Dakar. An easy coup awaits them, a briefcase has just been deposited in the bank where he works, a briefcase full of diamonds.
      Black assembles a new gang and boards a flight to Africa, where things are never as simple as they seem, and where he’s never set foot. Everybody wants to get their hands on the diamonds: the corrupt bank manager, an arms dealer suffering from suppurating psoriasis and a gang of mercenaries led by Viktor Ouliakov, on holiday from Chechen.
      Arrested, quite literally, in his tracks by Pamela Jones, a disturbingly beautiful Interpol agent, Black will progressively team up with her. Together they go through a magical initiation ritual in the heart of the jungle and Black returns transformed…
    • Partners & financing
    • Canal +, Cinecinema, Europacorp (Vidéo)
    • Production schedule
    • In postproduction