This movie from Flanders, Belgium, is based on real events in the life of Ismail Abdoul, a talented young boxer, ready to make it to the top. He’s found the love of his life, Sylvie, and is making a decent living as a bouncer. But when the opportunity for more money and power arises, he seizes it. In no time, he and his men control all the club doors in the city, including the drug traffic behind them. Abdoul becomes a living legend, both in the ring and out of it. Blinded by success, he gets caught in a web of his own lies and violent actions and is forced to fight the ultimate match: against himself.
Directed by Jonas Baeckeland - 2021
Cast: Nabil Mallat, Anemone Valcke, and Johan Heldenbergh
Location: The Labia Theatre - 68 Orange St, Gardens, Cape Town, 8000
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Part of our celebration of the Week of the Dutch Language at the Low Countries Film Festival 2023. From 29 September to 8 October, the Low Countries Film Festival showcases some of the finest contemporary Dutch-speaking films from Flanders, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Admission is free and open to anyone. In cooperation with the Embassy of Belgium in Pretoria, the Embassy of the Netherlands in Pretoria, and the Consulate General of Belgium in Cape Town.