Broeders ('Brother')

Broeders (or: 'Brother') is a feature film for cinema and television by Dutch director Hanro Smitsman. The film features actors Achmed Akkabi, Walid Benmbarek and Bilal Wahib. Soundtrack / music by Baris Akardere.

Premiered at Netherlands Film Festival. Gryphon Award for Generator +18 at Giffoni Film Festival. Achmed Akkabi & Walid Benmbarek were nominated for Best Actor / Gouden Kalf at Netherlands Film Festival. Official selection Goa International Film Festival, Chennai International Film Festival, Europe on Screen (Jakarta), Berlinale EFM. The film ran in  cinema's in the Netherlands and was shown on national television (BNN/Vara).

When Yasin El Amrani disappears without a trace in the war hell of Syria after a period of volunteer work in a refugee camp in Jordan, his family in the Netherlands is very worried. His older brothers decide to track him down themselves and bring him back. While Hassan and Mourad undertake the perilous journey to Daraa with minimal preparation or leads, the brothers are confronted with their own prejudices and limitations in this drama.

Achmed Akkabi, Bilal Wahib, Dunya Khayame, Ghalia Takriti, Jamil Zraikat, Mahjoub Benmoussa, Mostafa Benkerroum, Rachida Iaallala, Walid Benmbarek

Director: Hanro Smitsman
Producer: Germen Boelens for Corrino Studios, BNN/Vara
Screenplay: Alma Popeyus, Hein Schütz, Marc Linssen, Roeland Linssen
Cinematography: Aage Hollander
Editor: Nikki Faberij de Jonge
Production Design: Joyce van Diepen
Music: Baris Akardere

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