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Fictiefilm / 2019 / duration: 2:12 / Canada, Verenigde Staten / director: Melina Matsoukas / Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Bokeem Woodbine, e.a. / Spoken languages: English / Subtitles: Dutch, French

Slim and Queen's first date takes an unexpected turn when a policeman pulls them over for a minor traffic violation. When the situation escalates, Slim takes the officer's gun and shoots him in self-defence. Now labelled cop killers in the media, Slim and Queen feel that they have no choice but to go on the run and evade the law. When a video of the incident goes viral, the unwitting outlaws soon become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people all across the country.

Press:

"A brilliant piece of protest art." ★★★★ - Rolling Stone

"The debut feature film from Melina Matsoukas is a triumph. It’s a suspenseful, beautifully realised vision of identity, race and injustice." ★★★★★ - BBC Films

"Effortlessly charismatic and oozing chemistry, this is a duo to die for." ★★★★ - The Times

"Kaluuya and Turner-Smith share a genuine chemistry and watching them chart the changing nature of this relationship [...] is ultimately a moving experience.'" - Philip Concannon, Sight & Sound

"It’s a terrifically tactile film, full of the kind of deliciously observed detail that lingers in the mind long after the movie has finished. (....) powerful directorial debut." ★★★★ - The Guardian






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Fictiefilm / 2019 / duration: 2:12 / / Canada, Verenigde Staten director: Melina Matsoukas / Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Bokeem Woodbine, e.a. / Spoken languages: English / Subtitles: Dutch, French

Slim and Queen's first date takes an unexpected turn when a policeman pulls them over for a minor traffic violation. When the situation escalates, Slim takes the officer's gun and shoots him in self-defence. Now labelled cop killers in the media, Slim and Queen feel that they have no choice but to go on the run and evade the law. When a video of the incident goes viral, the unwitting outlaws soon become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people all across the country.