This David vs. Goliath story follows the thrilling adventures of an illegal émigré youth from Burundi who confronts the Belgian authorities in order to reunite with his expelled father. The film's awards include the Joseph Plateau Prize for Best Belgian Actress (Antjie de Boeck) and Best Musical Score and the Grand Prize and Audience Award at the Ciné Junior 94 Festival, 2003; it was also the winner of the Brisbane International Film Festival. In French and Dutch with English subtitles. Included here too is Sophia Coppola's directorial debut, Lick the Star, a short that looks at the politics of teenage life through four girls obsessed with the novels of V.C. Andrews.
"Hop is uniformly well acted—the young lead, Kalomba Mbuyi, infuses pre-adolescent swagger with childlike vulnerability."—Village Voice