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by Frederike Migom


Binti (12) was born in Congo but has lived with her father Jovial (40) in Belgium since she was a baby. Despite not having any legal documents, Binti wants to live a normal life, and dreams of becoming a famous vlogger like her idol Tatyana. Elias (11) runs his 'save-the- okapi-club' without the help of his father, who's moved to Brazil following his divorce with Elias's mother Christine (42). When their annoying neighbour invites Christine on a romantic trip to Paris, Elias, upset and angry, runs away to his tree-house. At the same time, police raid Binti and Jovial's home, sending the two on the run, and Binti into the path of Elias in his tree-house. When their parents meet shortly after, Binti quickly sees the perfect solution to all her problems. If she can match her dad to Elias' mom, they can get married and stay in Belgium. Binti joins Elias' okapi club, and while they organize a big fundraiser together, she secretly starts her plan to make Christine fall in love with Jovial. Until Elias finds out what Binti is really up to.

original title: Binti
country: Belgium, Netherlands
sales agent: LevelK
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Frederike Migom
film run: 90'
release date: BE 3/04/2019
screenplay: Frederike Migom
cast: Bebel Tshiani, Mo Bakker, Baloji, Joke Devynck, Caroline Stas, Aboubakr Bensaihi, Tatyana Beloy, Karwan Bazeen, Kuno Bakker, Veronica van Belle
cinematography by: Joachim Philippe
film editing: Clemence Samson
art director: Barbara Mertens
costumes designer: Callaerts Sofie
music: Le Motel
producer: Katleen Goossens
executive producer: Jules Debrock
line producer: Wim Goossens
production: Bulletproof Cupid, Family Affair Films, Kwassa Films
backing: Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) (BE), BNP Paribas Fortis Film Finance (BE), Belgian tax shelter for film financing (BE), centre du cinema et de l'audiovisual de la federation Wallonie-Bruxelles (BE), Ketnet (BE), Telenet (BE), Netherlands Film Production Incentive (NL)
distributor: Le Parc Distribution, JEF
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