T'padashtun

Unwanted

Logline

A lonely teenage boy, who lives in Amsterdam with his refugee mother from Kosovo,
keeps getting into trouble while yearning for her acceptance.
But the traumas caused by the war, which his mother initially hides away from him,
turn his world upside down.

Synopsis

Unwanted tells the story of ALBAN and his mother ZANA. Alban is a troublemaker and a misfit who often ends up in fights with other kids. Zana is a war refugee from Kosovo. A distant mother whose main worry is to bring food to the table. To keep him out of trouble, Zana arranges a job for Alban at a bicycle store. There, by chance he meets Ana. They fall in love and Alban is over the moon. Ana’s father, Zoran, is a Serb from Kosovo, while Alban's mother is Albanian. But the fact that Serbs and Albanians were at war in Kosovo does not impress Ana and Alban. After all, they both feel Dutch. However, when Zana finds out about Ana's background she is all shook up.

One day when Alban comes home he finds Zana crying. Her mum has died and although Zana is reluctant to go to Kosovo for the funeral, they leave anyway. In Kosovo, Zana mourns together with other women. When her father sees her, he throws her and Alban out of his house. To Alban's surprise they are not welcome.

Back in Amsterdam, Alban and Ana are happy to be together again, but Zana is still against their relationship and even threatens to move to another city so he will not see her anymore. However, slowly she does soften up and even agrees to meet Ana. Also, for the first time in years she goes on a date herself. Ana invites Zana for a party at her place. Zana is hesitant and decides to just pick up Alban. When Zoran opens the door to Zana they have a short conversation until she notices a tattoo on his arm and blacks out. Back home Zana finally opens up about her dark past during the war. Alban is angry and confused. He leaves the house, provokes a fight, lets himself to be beaten up and sits on the rooftop alone.

STARRING 
ADRIANA MATOSHI - Zana 
JASON DE RIDDER - Alban  

Written & directed by: Edon Rizvanolli
Director of Photography: Danny Noordanus
Production Manager: Danielle Bremer
Associate Producer: Meriton Ahmeti
Co-producers: Annemiek van Gorp
René Goossens
Producer: Edon Rizvanolli

CAST
NIKI VERKAAR - Ana
CELIA NUFAAR  - Sandra
HUGO KOOLSCHIJN - Ruudi
BESNIK KRAPI - Agim
EDON RIZVANOLLI - Zoran
LILJA BJÖRK HERMANNSDÓTTIR - Ilse
BISLIM MUÇAJ - Besim
XHEJLANE TËRBUNJA - Lirije 
SHKUMBIN ISTREFI - Taxi Driver
DENNIS OVEREEM - Erik
ROOS NETJES - Sophie
KIEFER ZWART - Football Boy
LOUP BISSCHEROUX - Little Kid
SILVANA SPAN - School Principal
BLERTA ISMAILI - Zana
ANNEMARIE SCHÄFER - Disco Girl 
DUKAGJIN PODRIMAJ - Serbian Soldier
DON ALPHONSO - Police Officer

CREW
GLENN COENEN - Line Producer (NL)
BESNIK KRAPI - Line Producer (KS)
BLERTA BASHOLLI - 1st Assistant Director (KS)
RITA KRASNIQI - 2nd Assistant Director (KS)
MARIEKE WEITKAMP - 1st Assistant Director (NL) 
FLORIS VAN DE STADT - 2nd Assistant Director (NL)
STEPHAN NEMCHIK - Production Assistant (NL)
BESART MEHMETI - Production Assistant (KS)
RANKO PAUKOVIC - Re Recording Mixer 
PËLLUMB BALLATA - Sound Recording & Design
DREN MALIQI - Gaffer
ELINE EESTERMANS - Camera Assistant
JANNEKE SOETERS - Make Up (NL)
HANA ZEQA - Make Up (KS)
LEONORA MEHMETI - Art Director (KS)
PAVLE MIHALIC - Art Director (NL)
VESA KRAJA -  Costumes (KS)
ANNA CLAASSEN - Costumes (NL)
EDON RIZVANOLLI - Editor
PETRO VAN LEEUWEN - Color Grading 
GERBEN KOKMEIJER - Additional Sound Recording
SAM HUISMAN - Additional Sound Recording
NOK SELMANI - Foley Artist
MICHEL IJZERMAN - Additional Gaffer (NL)
ARD MUSTAFA - Best Boy (KS)
STAN WIDDERSHOVEN - Best Boy (NL)
PRANVERA KUSARI - Accountant 
RUUD DE BRUIN - Post Production Supervisor
RONALD VAN BIEZEN - Translation & Subtitling 
RIEKS HADDERS - Distributor Netherlands 
ARBEN LLESHI - Location Manager (KS) 
YLLI BERISHA - Driver (KS)
FEJSAL ISAKU - Driver (KS)
JIMMY GROENEVELD - Stage Worker


SOUNDTRACK
TRENODY
Written & composed by
GOLDMUND
© unseen music

COCA COLA
Written & composed by
DRITON PLLANA - TOTON
© toton

TOMLIN E NANËS
Written & composed by
JERICHO
© jericho

NENOCKE
Folk Song performed by
ELI FARA
© eli fara

INTERMECO
Written & composed by
RETROVIZORJA
© retrovizorja

AERIAL
Written & composed by
KEITH KENNIFF
© unseen music

PËRGJITHMONË
Written & composed by
SHPAT DEDA
© shpat deda

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