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by Dana Nechushtan


Dunya and Desie are best friends. Both girls are 18 years old – but that’s all they have in common. Dunya is Moroccan born and bred: Ramadan, Imam and Mecca are not just foreign words to her but form an integral part of her life. Desie on the other hand is Dutch – as Dutch as cheese, clogs and tulips! When Dunya learns on her eighteenth birthday that her family has chosen a groom for her she is anything but delighted. She is to marry a distant cousin, somewhere in Morocco. Desie, on the other hand, has quite a different problem: she’s pregnant. She never knew her father, but her desire to meet him is getting stronger and stronger. When she discovers that he lives in Morocco, the two girlfriends make a snap decision to go there.

international title: Dunya & Desie
original title: Dunya & Desie
working title: Dunya & Desie in Marocco
country: Netherlands
sales agent: Delphis Films inc.
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Dana Nechushtan
release date: NL 17/04/2008
screenplay: Robert Alberdingk Thijm
cast: Maryam Hassouni, Eva van den Wijdeven, Christine Van Stralen, Theo Maassen
cinematography by: Bert Pot
film editing: J.P. Luijsterburg
music: Steve Willaert
producer: George van Breemen, Leontine Petit, Joost de Vries
production: Lemming Film, A Private View, Motion Investment Group
backing: Dutch Film Fund, CoBo Fund, NPS, Flanders Audiovisual Fund, MEDIA Programme
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