RAFAËL

By Ben SOMBOGAART

RINKEL FILM BV - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2018

Rafaël is the moving and true story of young father Nazir, who risks everything to be present at the birth of his first child, Rafaël, and to be with his wife Kimmy, a woman from Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Drama, Romance
    • Countries
    • NETHERLANDS, ITALY
    • Languages
    • DUTCH, ITALIAN, ARABIC, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ben SOMBOGAART
    • Writer(s)
    • Tijs VAN MARLE
    • Producer(s)
    • Reinier SELEN (Rinkel Film), Dirk IMPENS (Menuet)
    • Synopsis
    • True story. The Arab Spring forces Tunisian Nazir, married to the pregnant Dutch hairdresser Kimmy to escape to Europe, but he ends up in Lampedusa, imprisoned as an illegal refugee. Rafaël is a romantic drama about two lovers giving everything they have, just to be reunited for the birth of their son Rafaël. It is a suspenseful story about borders, dreams, perseverance and love - transcending bureaucracy, borders and even prison walls.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Oct 09, 2017
    • End of shooting
    • Nov 09, 2017
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