Melody Klaver plays a key role in boekverfilming Raphael

Melody Klaver plays a key role in boekverfilming Raphael

Starring Melody Klaver and Nabil Mallat the starring jr. in the new movie Raphael from director Ben Sombogaart. The recordings will in October start.

Raphael is the film adaptation of the eponymous novel by writer Christine Otten, based on a true story about the province of Winny and her Tunisian husband, Nizar.

When Nizar at the beginning of the Arab Spring do not have a visa to in the Netherlands at the birth of his son, he decided to illegally cross over to Europe. During this hellish journey, he received help only from his highly pregnant wife.

Melody Klaver is known to the general public thanks to roles in films like winter in wartime, Twilight and Deep. For that last title, she received a Golden Calf nomination. Nabil Mallat played in his home country of Belgium, among others, the starring role in the movies Image and Bastards. In that last film, which will be released very soon, is also the Dutch rapper Ali B.


Director Ben Sombogaart made earlier films like The Twins, Bride Flight, Kneeling on a bed of violins and The Storm. The scenario is by Tijs van Marle, that previously, the script of Lucia de B. wrote.

Raphael is from the autumn of 2018 to be shown in Dutch cinemas.

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