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
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
Cast: Achmed Akkabi (ALIBI, ANUBIS), Najib Amhali (SPY OF ORANGE, HUSH HUSH BABY), Charlie Chan Dagelet (LOFT, SILENT NIGHT).
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.