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Original name: Rebel
English name: Rebel
Year: 2022
Run time: 135 Minutes
Language: French, Arabic
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Director: Adil & Bilall
Producers: Bert Hamelinck, Dimitri Verbeeck
Cast: Aboubakr Bensaihi, Lubna Azabal, Amir El Arbi, Tara Abboud, Younes Bouab
Screenplay: Adil El Arbi, Jan Van Dyck, Kevin Meul, Bilall Fallah
Cinematographer: Robrecht Heyvaert
Editor: Frédéric Thoraval
Sound Designer: Loïc Collignon, Michelle Couttolenc, Jaime Baksht, Kevin O’connell, Nicolas Leroy, Gael Nicolas, Frederic Dubois, Rana Eid, Angelo Dos Santos
Music Composer: Hannes De Maeyer, Oum & Bakr
Production Company: Caviar, Beluga Tree, Calach Films, Le Collectif 64
World Sales: Wild Bunch


  • Cannes FF
  • Philadelphia IFF
  • Thessaloniki IFF

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2014 Image
  • 2015 Black
  • 2018 Gangsta
  • 2020 Bad Boys For Life

Director's Biography:

Adil & Bilall

Belgian-Moroccan filmmakers Adil and Bilall first gained attention in 2015 with their film Black, which premiered at the Toronto IFF, where it won the Discovery section. Further film credits include Gangsta, which was selected in Palm Springs, where Adil & Bilall were shortlisted in "10 Directors to Watch". In 2020, they directed Bad Boys For Life, starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, which grossed over $426 million at the worldwide box office. They are considered as the most promising directors in Hollywood, and on the stage of world cinema with multiple series like Snowfall, Ms. Marvel also under their belt.


When Kamal resolves to change his life for the better, he leaves Belgium to help war victims in Syria. But, having arrived, he is forced to join a militia and is left stranded in Raqqa. Back home, his younger brother Nassim quickly becomes easy prey for radical recruiters, who promise to reunite him with his brother. Their mother, Leila, fights to protect the only thing she has left: her youngest son.