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2014, Pieter Van Hees, Belgium, 97 min.
— Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter
“Weaves a subtle spell.”
— Nicholas Bell, IonCinema
A high-strung Brussels cop has his world thrown out of orbit when the timing of a troubling murder investigation coincides with his partner’s unplanned pregnancy. Director Van Hees (LEFT BANK) evokes raw reminders of Europe’s colonial past and infuses this neo-noir with suggestions of the supernatural when the death of a teenaged Congolese immigrant draws Leo (Renier, of the Dardennes’ THE CHILD) into the underground trade in African idols and a forbidden relationship with the dead man’s sister. In Flemish and French with English subtitles. Special advance screening courtesy of Be For Films. DCP digital. (BS)