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Variety | 'Brooklyn' Review


Not to be confused with the Fox Searchlight period drama starring Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn” follows an aspiring young female rapper as she wades into the multiethnic hip-hop scene of the northern Paris district Saint-Denis. Like first-generation hip-hop movies such as “Wild Style,” Pascal Tessaud’s slender but likable debut feature is less interested in narrative than in showcasing a semi-underground culture and a lot of talent on the mic, with relatively few professional actors cast here. The result will tempt little theatrical exposure outside French-speaking territories, but should appeal to more adventuresome hip-hop fans via home formats farther afield.

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