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 post-production

EXPECTED RELEASE YEAR

2018

GENRE

Drama

LANGUAGE

Dutch, English, Italian, Arabic

DIRECTOR

Ben Sombogaart

CREATIVE PRODUCER

Jelle Nesna

WRITER

Tijs van Marle

CO-WRITER

Massimo Gaudioso

CAST

Melody Klaver, Nabil Mallat, Mehdi Meskar, Medina Schuurman, Claude Musungayi, Sandro di Stefano, Antonio Scarpa

CO-PRO

Menuet (BE), Jaako Dobra Produkcija (HR), EO (NL), Verdeoro (IT)

BUDGET

€ 2.8 M

FINANCIERS

Netherlands Film Fund, NFPI, CoBO, Oneplanetcrowd, HAVC (HR), Flemish Audiovisual Fund (BE), MIBACT (IT), Belgian Tax Shelter (BE), EO, Creative Europe MEDIA, EZEF

 DISTRIBUTOR

Paradiso Filmed Entertainment

 SALES AGENT

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