Inspired by a true story.
The Arab Spring forces Tunisian Nizar, married to the pregnant Dutch hairdresser Winny, 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.
Are you interested in supporting RAFAËL financially? Watch the clip below and visit www.steunrafael.com.
Financing, start principal photography Fall 2017
Dutch, English, Italian, Arabic
Tijs van Marle and Massimo Gaudioso
Menuet (BE), EO (NL), Nukleus Film (HR)
€ 2.8 M
Netherlands Film Fund, Creative Europe MEDIA, EO (NL), CoBO (NL), Paradiso Filmed Entertainment, EZEF, Belgian Tax Shelter, Intramovies
Paradiso Filmed Entertainment