Slim and Queen's first date takes an unexpected turn when a policeman pulls them over for a minor traffic violation. When the situation escalates, Slim takes the officer's gun and shoots him in self-defence. Now labelled cop killers in the media, Slim and Queen feel that they have no choice but to go on the run and evade the law. When a video of the incident goes viral, the unwitting outlaws soon become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people all across the countryWritten by
First feature film to be directed by Melina Matsoukas, who has previously only directed music videos and TV episodes. See more »
When hiding under the floor-boards the police search the room flipping the mattress to check under the bed. The following morning when leaving the hiding space under the floor-boards, the bed is made, whilst the home owners had been detained. See more »
Regardless of the story itself and its debatable originality, the film tries to send different messages and succeeds through a series of events, well-written and contextualized so that the viewer, in addition to perceiving the meaning of this film, makes it a liberating journey, but with a lot of introversion. Film directed with audacity, written with purpose, played with passion; Queen & Slim ranks among those irreverent films where evil and good confuse and merge into complex and non-complex characters, finding themselves in extreme situations where the only way out is to live in the moment.
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