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DIE WELT

by Alex Pitstra

synopsis

We follow Abdallah, a young DVD salesman from Tunis, who dreams of a better life in Europe, or in Die Welt, as his father calls the other side of the Mediterranean. The film is based on Pitstra’s own observations in Tunisia, his father’s country, which was unfamiliar to him for the first 25 years of his life.

original title: Die Welt
country: Netherlands
sales agent: Premium Films
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Alex Pitstra
release date: NL 26/01/2013
screenplay: Alex Pitstra, Thijs Gloger, Abdallah Rezgui
cast: Abdelhamid Nawara, Ilse Heus, Judith Van der Meulen, Mohsen Ben Hassen, Rahma Ben Hassen, Marwa Agrebi, Slim Al Amiri, Houcem Al Bib
cinematography by: Thijs Gloger
film editing: Rene Duursma, Thijs Gloger, Alex Pitstra
music: Renger Koning
producer: Rene Houwen, Alex Pitstra
production: Alex Pitstra Media, Schaftkip Films
backing: Cinecrowd.nl, Kunstraad Groningen, Groningen Forum, De Nederlandse Ambassade in Tunis, Het Nederlands Filmfonds, Van Bijleveltstichting
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