Up Your Black Arse!

Up Your Black Arse! (2012)
Court Fiction - 12' - En distribution

Directed by Aurélien Bodinaux

In a Brussels retirement home, a Belgian and a Congolese drink to their long lasting friendship. 
They argue over an old story — one of broken dreams and wasted lives. 
Up Your Black Arse! plunges into the colonial past, in order to look into our present.


Directed by Aurelien Bodinaux
Assistant Director Diane Smith
2nd Assistant director Elisabeth Llado
Script Gaëlle Hardy
Director of Photography Manu Dacosse
1st Assistant Camera Colas Besnard
2nd Assistant Camera Nicolas François
Sound Engineer Hélène Bourgois
Perchman Benjamin Pasternak

Gaffer Tristan Galand
Key Grip Guénaël Pinson
Production designer Geneviève Leyh
Assisted by Yves Lambert
Location Manager Julien Campione
Costumer Patricia Richard
Make-up artist Urteza da Fonseca
Still Photographer Adam Philips
Producer Aurelien Bodinaux
Production Manager Caroline Genart
Production Assistant (Belgium) Laure Hendrickx
Production Neon Rouge
Post-production supervisor Antoine Donnet
Editing Yannick Leroy
Sound Design Alexandre Davidson
Music mix Philippe Charbonnel
Cast Dieudonné Kabongo
Cast François Beukelaers
Music Dieudonné Kabongo


In collaboration with
Ministère de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, RTBF, RTS

Technical Details: 

Genre Fiction - short film - colours
Released January 2012
Language French
Subtitles English
Format 16/9
Sound Stereo
Shot on HD (RED)
Available on DCP – Beta digit


Photos from the film:

Festival Lumières d’Afrique – Mention Spéciale du Jury (France, 2013)
Ramdam, le Festival du Film qui Dérange – in competition (Belgique 2013)
FESPACO – non competitive (Burkina Faso 2013)

Francophone Film Festival Kalamazoo – non competitive (Michigan 2013)
Zanzibar International Film Festival – non competitive (Tanzania 2013)
Festival Travelling - Belgian Competition (Brussels 2012)
CinéFranco - Official Competition (Toronto 2012)
Afrika Film Festival - non competitive (Leuven 2012)
African Film festival - non competitive (New York 2012)
Vues d'Afrique - in competition (Montreal 2012)
Rencontres cinématographiques de Béjaia – non competitive (Algeria 2012)
Le Court en Dit Long – in competition (France 2012)
Les Ciné-Rencontres de Prades – in competition (France 2012)
Festival du Film d’Afrique et des Iles – in competition (La Réunion 2012)
Festival International du Film d’Amiens – in competition (France 2012)
Festival du Film Belge Francophone de Budapest – (Hungary 2012)
Festival Arts des Suds – Court Sud Award 2012 (Mont de Marsan 2012)
FIFF - Official Competition (Namur 2011)
Festival du Film Africain - non competitive (Charleroi 2011)
Be Film Festival - non competitive (Bruxelles 2011)