World soundtrack awards
Archived: Black (2015)

director: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah

composer: Hannes De Maeyer
With: Martha Canga Antonio, Aboubakr Bensaihi, a.o.

duration: 95 minutes
Belgian Cinema Today , Explore Zone , Drama, Romance

Gala Premières and special events
Film Fest Gent - Black

A 15-year-old girl from a Brussels gang must choose between loyalty and love when she falls for a Moroccan boy from a rival gang. "El Arbi and Fallah's film moves forward at an electrifying pace, with furious energy and a gritty realism reminiscent of epic gangster films like 'City of God' and 'Goodfellas'. Ricocheting from moments of extreme tenderness to scenes of extreme violence, 'Black' is a full-on, no-holds-barred experience that will resonate long after you've left the cinema". (TIFF)


director: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah
composer: Hannes De Maeyer
producer: Frank Van Passen, Ivy Vanhaecke & Bert Hamelinck
screenplay: Nele Meirhaeghe based on the book 'Black' by Dirk Bracke
Cinematography: Robrecht Heyvaert

production company: Caviar

More info

dialogue: Dutch, French
subtitles: Dutch subt.
Country: Belgium
year: 2015

Official site


Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah: Astaghfiro (2010), Broeders (2011), Image (2014), Black (2015).

Technical Specs

format: DCP

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