DVD - 2003 | French
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All Justin and his father want is to enjoy a soccer game together. This sparks a chain of events that leads to his father's deportation, and Justin finds himself alone and on the run. Enlisting the help of a former anarchist, Justin embarks on a thrilling adventure to re-unite with his father. But to fight the system, he will need to apply the secret of the Hop.
Publisher: [United States] : Filmmovement ; Prince Frederick, MD : Distributed by RB Pub., 2003
ISBN: 9781402568657
Branch Call Number: DVD FRENCH HOP 1DISC
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Mar 16, 2018

This monochrome film about an immigrant teenager in Brussels taking on the system through terrorism to effect the release of his deported father is flawed but not terrible. If I had to compare it to something, it is far better than Big Game, another kid vs the world film. At least as seen within the film, what happens to the father and his son results more from their distrust of others than racism towards them ... would that it were so. The way the metaphor of "the hop" is introduced at the beginning is really quite good for establishing viewer interest.

Jan 05, 2018

Clever story with good acting.

Mar 06, 2016

A wonderful story! Fine acting by everyone too.

Jan 11, 2016

This was hilarious! And such a surprise too - it starts off with the very serious premise that a move by a dickheaded neighbour over-reacting to some cable reception theft, has two undocumented people, Dieudonné and his son Justin on the run. But Dieudonné not only lies to the police upon capture, is deported without his son who is now reliant on the kindness of a very grouchy old man. Through a series of events, they use the concept of the "Hop" to pull the biggest trick going to be able to bring Justin's dad back to Belgium, and get residency papers. I was holding my breath in places, and then outright laughing out loud. I've borrowed it now a second time to watch with my kids (9 & 12) and they loved it. They speak French, and were able to keep up with the subtitles in the sections they didn't understand. Recommend it for the whole family.

Jun 23, 2012

WAY more interesting than I expected! Loved it & recommend it to anyone to share with kids who can focus on a foreign language film. It'll give you LOTS to talk about in terms of different cultures, realistic relationships and interactions between people - as well as some laughs. Preview the bit of wierdness toward the end, though.


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Jun 23, 2012

ncs1961 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over


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