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Goodfellas - REBEL

Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah



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Status: Completed

Director(s): Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah

Main cast: Amir El Arbi, Aboubakr Bensaihi, Lubna Azabal

Short synopsis : Filmmakers Adil & Bilall (BAD BOYS FOR LIFE) will direct REBEL, an immensely powerful and nuanced portrayal of a family torn apart over a little Muslim boy’s future in the tradition of Incendies and A PROPHET.

Long synopsis : When Kamal resolves to change his life for the better, he leaves Belgium to help war victims in Syria. But, having arrived, he is forced to join a militia and is left stranded in Raqqa. Back home, his younger brother Nassim quickly becomes easy prey for radical recruiters, who promise to reunite him with his brother. Their mother, Leila, fights to protect the only thing she has left: her youngest son.


  • Amir El Arbi, Aboubakr Bensaihi, Lubna Azabal


  • Director(s): Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah
  • Screenplay: Jan Van Dyck, Kevin Meul, Amir El Arbi, Bilall Fallah
  • Original Music: Hannes De Maeyer
  • With the support of the Creative Europe Programme: MEDIA Sales Agent Support 2020
  • Genre(s): Drama

  • Production company: CAVIAR, BELUGA TREE, CALACH FILMS
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  • Philadelphia Film Festival 2022 - In Competition
    Award(s) : Best Narrative