The Leap, from Belgian director Karel van Bellingen takes place on the “Old World”, meaning Earth after a “New Earth” is discovered in 2069. Migrating to New Earth is very expensive with millions of people left stranded on old Earth who cannot afford the “leap” to New Earth.


The IPMA (Interplanetary Migration Administration) try to manage a growing human trafficking problem. We get to follow Jacob Reiss, a disillusioned IPMA veteran, who has a fateful encounter with a young cartel prostitute

There are definitely some Blade Runner influences to ‘The Leap’. But it tells a totally different – but very contemporarily relevant – story.