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Dunya en Desie 

This series is about two girls; Dunya and Desie. They both live in the Bijlmer in Amsterdam. Dunya is a girl from Maroccan descent who has strict parents. Desie is a girl from the ... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Maryam Hassouni ...  Dunya El-Beneni 19 episodes, 2002-2004
Eva van de Wijdeven Eva van de Wijdeven ...  Desie Koppenol 19 episodes, 2002-2004
Christine van Stralen Christine van Stralen ...  Monique Koppenol 19 episodes, 2002-2004
Rachida Iaallala Rachida Iaallala ...  Kenza El-Beneni 19 episodes, 2002-2004
Karim Mounir Karim Mounir ...  Nabil El-Beneni 19 episodes, 2002-2004
Aziz Chaoufi Aziz Chaoufi ...  Souffian 'Zoef' El-Beneni 19 episodes, 2002-2004
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This series is about two girls; Dunya and Desie. They both live in the Bijlmer in Amsterdam. Dunya is a girl from Maroccan descent who has strict parents. Desie is a girl from the Netherlands who lives with her mom. They are best friends even though they have a different background.

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Official Sites:

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Netherlands

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Dutch | Arabic

Release Date:

22 May 2002 (Netherlands) See more »

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De wet van Dunya See more »

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(7 episodes)
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TV series about a Maroccon and a Dutch teenie girl in Amsterdam.
18 November 2004 | by fotopixSee all my reviews

Nice DVD, Dunya + Desie 1. It tells the story about a Dutch and a Maroccan girl. Both 15 years old, first boyfriends, first sex, different cultures but always: the best friends. Lots of humour, a must see series, especially these days now in Holland there are tensions between the Dutch and the Arab people. This series shows that friendship can solve a lot of problems.

The series is available on DVD and is nominated for the Emmy Award. On the DVD is the first series: 7 x 25 minutes, the second and third series will be released later (I hope) and maybe there will be made a feature film also.


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