RAFAËL

By Ben SOMBOGAART

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Drama - Completed 2018

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.

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CAIRO IFF 2018
International Panorama
Netherlands Film Festival 2018
Hong-Kong Filmart 2019
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Drama, Romance
    • Countries
    • NETHERLANDS, BELGIUM, CROATIA
    • Languages
    • DUTCH, ITALIAN, ARABIC, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 105 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ben SOMBOGAART
    • Writer(s)
    • Tijs VAN MARLE, Massimo GAUDIOSO
    • Producer(s)
    • Reinier SELEN (Rinkel Film), Dirk IMPENS (Menuet), Sinisa JURICIC (Jaako Dobra), Daniele MAZZOCCA (Verdeoro), Jacomien NIJHOF (EO)
    • Synopsis
    • Based on a true story. The Arab Spring forces Tunisian Nizar, married to the pregnant Dutch hairdresser Cindy 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. It is a suspenseful story about borders, dreams, perseverance and love - transcending bureaucracy, borders and even prison walls.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Feb 01, 2017
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