Amadou, a strong and charismatic African man, is washed up on a beach in southern Europe. Fate leads him to Brussels where, full of optimism, he tries to make a better life for himself. Exploited by traffickers, his daily life is slowly drained of hope, until he meets Agnès, a beautiful and brilliant businesswoman.She is seduced by his charm and force of character, while he projects all his hope and dreams onto her. The illusion quickly shatters, and Agnès breaks all contact with Amadou, who little by little sinks into destructive violence, struggling with his inner demons.
Ensor for Best Director, Flemish Film Awards Ensor for Best Cinematography, Flemish Film Awards Ensor for Best Music, Flemish Film Awards Ensor for Best Costume Design, Flemish Film Awards Ensor for Best Film Industry Award, Flemish Film Awards Best New Director – Grand Jury Prize – Seattle Film Festival Best Actor – Ghent Film Festival Best Music – Georges Delerue Award – Ghent Film Festival Best Sound Design – Ghent Film Festival Best Director – Reflet d’Or – 17th Geneva International Film Festival Best Flemish Film Talent of the Year – Jo Röpcke Award – Knack Focus