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SHOOTING STARS 2020

Bilal Wahib • Actor

"My dream role is that of a religious person, of any religion"

BERLINALE 2020: We sat down with Dutch actor Bilal Wahib, selected for the 2020 Shooting Stars

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(Portrait © EFP/Harald Fuhr)

Bilal Wahib began his career in TV before making his big screen debut in 2016, cast in films including Dutch Oscar entry Layla M. [+see also:
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by Mijke de Jong. In quick succession, roles came in Hanro Smitman's Brothers [+see also:
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and in the Dutch TV series Mocro Maffia, among others. In 2019 he played the lead in Dutch box office hit, Shady El-Hamus' De Libi [+see also:
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. This was followed by Mees Peijnenburg's Paradise Drifters [+see also:
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, which had its international premiere at the Berlinale, as part of Generation 14Plus. Bilal currently studies acting at the Amsterdam University of the Arts and will play Hamlet at Amsterdam's "De Toneel Makerij" in 2020.

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