The Reports of Sarah and Saleem Feature film, 2018, 127 min.

RELEASE DATES 6 SEPTEMBER 2018 NL. Furtive fucking in the back of a van: this is what Sarah and Saleem’s relationship consists of. A few times a week, when Sarah has closed her café and Saleem is done with his delivery rounds. It might be better if they didn’t do it – they are both married, and so are risking their domestic happiness. But what makes the affair even more daring is that she's Jewish and he's Palestinian. In divided Jerusalem, this goes way beyond the private. Then Sarah and Saleem are seen together in a club in Bethlehem, and it’s not long before Saleem has the security services from both sides breathing down his neck. A simple extramarital affair becomes a spy sensation, which is given an extra political dimension by the fact that Sarah’s husband is a high-ranking officer in the Israeli army.

won prizes

NL - Rotterdam International Film Festival IFFR Audience Award HBF
NL - Rotterdam International Film Festival IFFR Special Jury Award

other prizes

HU - Budapest Titanic International Film Festival (2)
US - Seattle International Film Festival
SA - Durban International Film Festival (2)

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  1. Hanneke Niens
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  2. Hans de Wolf
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  1.   KeyFilm
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    Hanneke Niens
    49 awards  NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf  US - Emmy Award  US - Oscar nomination

    Hans de Wolf
    36 awards  NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf  DE -  Berlin International Film Festival Crystal Bear

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    Remco Mastwijk
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