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Dunya & Desie

Genre: Coming-of-Age, Drama, Family Collection
Original Title: Dunya & Desie
Year: 2008
Original Version: Dutch
Duration: 94′
Subtitled in: English

Dunya & Desie

A heartwarming roadmovie about best friends Dunya and Desie. Dunya is of Moroccan origin, raised with Ramadan, Imams and Mecca. Desie is as Dutch as Cheese, Wooden Shoes and Tulips.
On her 18th birthday, Duyna learns that her family wants her to get married to some nephew in Morocco. At the same time Desie gets pregnant, which makes her want to meet her own biological father. When she finds out he lives in Morocco, the two girls decide to find him. Inspired by an Emmy Award winning TV series.

Director: Dana Nechushtan
Writer: Robert Alberdingk Thijm
Cast: Maryam Hassouni, Eva Van De Wijdeven, Christine Van Stralen, Theo Maasen, Rachida Iaallala
Producer: Joost de Vries, Jeremy Burdek, Mieke De Wulf, Nadia Khamlichi, Leontine Petit, Dries Phlypo, Adrian Politowski, Jean-Claude Van Rijckeghem
Executive Producer: Klaas de Jong
Cinematographer: Bert Pot
Art Director: Gerard Loomans, Minka Mooren
Costume: Monica Petit
Editor: J.P. Luijsterburg
Music: Steve Willaert