Dunya & Desie
Dunya & Desie
Netherlands, 2008, 97 Minute Running Time
Topics: Comedy, Coming of Age, Drama, Road Movie, Romance, Woman Director
Program: Awards Buzz
Language: Dutch, Arabic English Sub-Titles
Awards: Official Oscar Submission 2008, Best Foreign Language Film
A heartwarming comedy/road movie centering on the 18-year-old best friends of the title, Dunya & Desie touches on issues of family and fitting in, negotiating parental expectations, and what it means to straddle two worlds with grace and élan.
DIRECTOR: Dana Nechustan
Producer: Joost de Vries
Editor: JP Luijsterburg
Screenwriter: Robert Alberdingk Thijm
Cinematographer: Bert Pot
Music: Steve Willaert
Principal Cast: Maryam Hassouni, Eva van de Wijdeven
Filmography: Night Run (2006), Necrocam (2001), Total Loss (2000)
Consulate General of The Netherlands, Holland Film
Official Film Website
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