Rafaël

Inspired by a 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.

A part of the budget of the film was succesfully crowdfunded with our Oneplanetcrowd campaign.

 

STATUS

In production

EXPECTED RELEASE YEAR

2018

GENRE

Drama

LANGUAGE

Dutch, English, Italian, Arabic

DIRECTOR

Ben Sombogaart

CREATIVE PRODUCER

Jelle Nesna

WRITERS

Tijs van Marle and Massimo Gaudioso

CO-PRO

Menuet (BE), EO (NL), Jaako Dobra (HR)

BUDGET

€ 2.8 M

FINANCIERS

Netherlands Film Fund, Creative Europe MEDIA, EO (NL), CoBO (NL), Paradiso Filmed Entertainment, EZEF, Belgian Tax Shelter, Intramovies

 DISTRIBUTOR

Paradiso Filmed Entertainment

 SALES AGENT

Intramovies

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