PRODUCTION: Rafael Begins Filming in Croatia

Rafael by Ben Sombogaart Rafael by Ben Sombogaart photo: Rinkel Film

ZAGREB: The Dutch/Belgian/Croatian film Rafael by Ben Sombogaart began a 30-day shoot on locations in Croatia on 30 September 2017

Rafael is the true story of a Dutch woman who tried to save her Tunesian husband from a refugee camp in Lampedusa, attracting a short burst of media attention.

The film is directed by Oscar-nominated director Ben Sombogaart. It is his second film shot in Croatia.

The Croatian coproducer is Siniša Juričić from Jaako Dobra Produkcija in collaboration with Nukleus film. The 1.2 m EUR budget film has registered with the Croatian Audiovisual Centre’s incentives programme. 

Production information:

Nukleus Film
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Directed by Ben Sombogaart
Written by Massimo Gaudioso, Tijs van Marle
DoP Jan Moeskops
Cast: Melody Klaver, Mehdi Meskar, Nabil Mallat