Sometimes, you’re in the very specific kind of mood to watch a dynamic gangster film full of comedy, action and neon lightnings.
The kind of film that is ideal to watch with some friends or alone when all you want is to disconnect from the dullness of real life from a while.
Something far from a slow indie film or cheap horror movie or tearful drama.
If you’re ever in this kind of mood, Gangsta is exactly it.
Set in Antwerp (a city in the Flanders region of Belgium), the film follows Adamo, Matteo Simoni (“Callboys”, “Marina”) and his three best friends Badia, Nora Gharib (“The Team (TV)”), Junes, Junes Lazaar (“De Bunker (TV)”, “Bergica (TV)”) and Volt, Said Boumazoughe, all inseparable since childhood and animated with the envy of becoming real gangsters like Orlando Mari, Werner Kolf (“Zenith (TV)”, “Wolf”), a local drug lord with pockets full of money, power and women.
After (badly) running a job for him, they end up stealing a shipment of cocaine and trigger a drug war between them, Orlando and a Columbian cartel.
There is never a dull moment in Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah’s (the rumoured directors for Bad Boys For Life and Beverly Hills Cop 4) film (their third collaboration): from its first scene to the last, the film is always at full speed.