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Luc Dardenne & Jean-Pierre Dardenne

Tori and Lokita


In Belgium today, a young boy and an adolescent girl who have travelled alone from Africa pit their invincible friendship against the cruel conditions of their exile.

  • Director: Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne
  • Main Cast: Alban Ukaj, Pablo Schils, Joely Mbundu
  • Cinematography: Benoît Dervaux
  • Screenplay: Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne

Original title in Belgium is Tori et Lokita.

  • Cinema Premiere: January 7, 2023

What do the critics think?


8 reviews of Tori and Lokita (2022)

  • 1. SVT
    10 / 10

    A great small film that puts all other refugee dramas of our time to shame. Simple, stripped-down, yet incredibly complex at the same time.

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  • 2. Nöjesguiden
    8.3 / 10

    They find themselves in a downward spiral in a cynical society, but it is not completely black. The bond they have cannot be cut.

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  • 3. Svenska Dagbladet
    8.3 / 10

    The Dardenne brothers' new film "Tori and Lokita" is yet another variation on the theme of solidarity. As always, it is breathtakingly suspenseful.

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  • 4. Aftonbladet
    8 / 10

    Once again, the Dardenne brothers depict them on the margins, and this time they have directed the camera towards two refugee children.

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  • 5. Dagens Nyheter
    8 / 10

    "Tori and Lokita" are not easily forgotten.

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  • 6. Göteborgs-Posten
    8 / 10

    All Tori and Lokita have is each other, in the Dardenne brothers' profoundly humanistic film. Soon, they won't even have that.

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  • 7. Moviezine
    8 / 10

    "Tori and Lokita" is simply a very beautiful and quietly thrilling story about loyalty, friendship, and other people's greed.

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  • 8. Sydsvenskan
    6 / 10

    A gripping tale about youths on the run.

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World-Wide Box Office Revenue

Box Office

Tori and Lokita has earned a total of 715 666 dollars from cinemas across the world (the global box office).