Belly

Belly

A FILM BY: Hype Williams
WRITTEN BY: Anthony Bodden, Nas, Hype Williams
STARRING: DMX, Nas, Hassan Johnson, Taral Hicks, Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins

"Fuck a book," says star DMX, and indeed this is post-verbal filmmaking, with vital plot points rendered in Jamaican patois. BELLY opens with a blacklight nightclub stickup set to a cappella vocal gymnastics, and director Hype Williams (auteur of shiny-suit-era Bad Boy music videos) doesn't allow a routine frame past the velvet rope in his one-of-a-kind, Alizé-and-mushrooms swirl of millennial Manhattan and dancehall reggae. - BAM

Technical Information

Production Year: 1998
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 96 mins
Format: 35mm