The Film Catalogue

Black

Drama | French | 90 minutes

Company

Wide


Cast & Crew

Director

Pierre LAFFARGUE

Producer

Marco Cherqui

Writer

Pierre LAFFARGUE

Cast

Carole Karemera, Francois Levantal


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…


Completion Year

2008


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