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The President by Erik de Bruyn
President, The

President, The

What happens when an illegal Moroccan accidently becomes Dutch president?

A political comedy about Joes, an illegal Moroccan who makes it to President of the Netherlands. As we follow his unlikely rise and fall, Joes learns that it´s easy to win the support of the people, but to rule them is a totally different matter.
A satirical sketch about modern politics, morals and power.

90’ / 35mm / colour

Genre: comedy
Original title: DE PRESIDENT
Dir: Erik de Bruyn
Prod: Lemming Film (NL)
Co-prod: Proton Cinema (HU), U-Film (BE) 
Sc: Marco van Geffen   
D.O.P.: Rolf Dekens
Language: Dutch/Moroccan
Cast: Achmed Akkabi (ALIBI, ANUBIS), Najib Amhali (SPY OF ORANGE, HUSH HUSH BABY), Charlie Chan Dagelet (LOFT, SILENT NIGHT). 
Completed: 2011

Festivals a.o:
Toronto International Diaspora Film Festival
Cleveland International Film Festival
Tiburon International Film Festival

Erik de Bruyn:
NADINE (2007, feature), THE WITNESS (2006, short) Awards: Best short film Montecatini Filmvideo Int. Short FF, WILD MUSSELS (2000, feature) Awards: Crititcs Award and Moviesquad Award Netherlands FF, Critics Award Moscow Int. FF.

Lemming Film
Ph: +31 20 661 0424


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