Rafaël

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Rafaël

Rafaël

original title:

RAFAËL

directed by:

cast:

screenplay:

Massimo Gaudioso, Tijs van Marle

cinematography:

Jan Moeskops

editing:

David Verdurme

set design:

Ivan Veljaca

costume design:

Zeljka Franulovic

producer:

Reinier Selen, Dirk Impens, Daniele Mazzocca, Dirk Impens, Hans Everaert, Sinisa Juricic, Jacomien Nijhof

production:

Menuet, Nukleus film, Verdeoro, supported by MiBACT, Evangelische Omroep (EO), with the support of Netherlands Film Fund, MEDIA, Cobo Found, Elo TV, Regione Lazio, Emilia-Romagna Film Commission

country:

Netherland/Belgium/Croatia/Italy

year:

2018

film run:

100'

format:

colour

festivals & awards:

  • Nederlands Film Festival 2018

The Arab Spring forces Tunisian Nizar, married to the pregnant Dutch hairdresser Kimmy, to escape to Europe but he ends up in Lampedusa, imprisoned as an illegal refugee.
Inspired by a true story 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 dreams, perseverance and love-transcending bureaucracy, borders and even prison walls.