BEZNESS AS USUAL

By Alex PITSTRA

EYE FILMMUSEUM - as PROMO

Documentary - Completed 2016

In his decade-long quest, filmmaker Alex Pitstra is facing not only the intercultural misunderstandings and failed expectations between him and his long absent Tunisian father, but also the relationship with his Dutch mother.

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Locarno 2016
Semaine de la Critique
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • NETHERLANDS
    • Languages
    • DUTCH, ENGLISH, ARABIC
    • Duration
    • 92 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Alex PITSTRA
    • Writer(s)
    • Alex PITSTRA
    • Producer(s)
    • Niek KOPPEN (Selfmade Films), Jan DE RUITER (Selfmade Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Filmmaker Alex Pitstra is 25 years old when he receives a letter from his Tunisian father, whom he hasn’t seen since his early childhood: the man wants to meet him.
      In the ten years that follow, Alex tries to build a relationship with his newfound family in Tunisia. He convinces his Swiss half-sister Jasmin to do the same. In this fascinating family saga, Alex Is facing not only the intercultural misunderstandings and failed expectations between him and his father, but also the relationship with his Dutch mother. What role should he play as a son of two cultures?
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