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1.
The Yacoubian Building (2006)
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Meditations on corruption, fundamentalism, prostitution, homosexuality, and drugs in central Cairo. (161 mins.)
Director: Marwan Hamed
 
2.
Destiny (1997)
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The story is set in the 12th century in Arab-ruled Spanish province Andalusia, where famed philosopher... (135 mins.)
Director: Youssef Chahine
 
3.
Silence... We're Rolling (2001)
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Drama about Malak, a rich and famous singing star who, when her husband leaves her, takes up with the younger, handsome Lamei. What Malak can't see - but her family can - is that Lamei is only after her money. (102 mins.)
Director: Youssef Chahine
 
4.
Abi foq al-Shagara (1969)
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A young man is shunned by his friends after he starts an affair with a dancer. (142 mins.)
Director: Hussein Kamal
 
5.
Mabodet el gamahir (1967)
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Ibrahim Farid is an amateur actor who is deeply in love with Sohair the famous stage actress. He knows... (146 mins.)
Director: Helmy Rafla
 
6.
There Is a Man in Our House (1961)
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Based in British occupied Egypt, Ibrahim (Omar Sharif), a member of the resistance, seeks refuge in the house of a politically passive family after killing the prime minister for his acts of treason. (159 mins.)
Director: Henry Barakat
 
7.
The Curlew's Cry (1959)
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This compelling tale of love and betrayal, set in the upper Egyptian countryside, follows the story... (109 mins.)
Director: Henry Barakat
 
8.
Nasser 56 (1996)
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The life of Egyptian political leader Gamal abd El-Nasser. (142 mins.)
Director: Mohamed Fadel
 
9.
Adrift on the Nile (1971)
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Set against the backdrop of the 1967 Six-Day War, the movie adaptation of Naguib Mahfouz's novel follows the escapist, drug-fuelled riverboat meetings of a group of frustrated Egyptians from various walks of life. (115 mins.)
Director: Hussein Kamal
 
10.
Chaos, This Is (2007)
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Choubra, cosmopolitan neighborhood of Cairo. Hatem, maggoty police officer, handles this neighborhood with an iron hand... (124 mins.)
 
11.
Alexandria... New York (2004)
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Yehia, an Egyptian director from Alexandria goes to New York where he is reunited with Ginger, a women he dated forty years ago. (128 mins.)
Director: Youssef Chahine
 
12.
The Land (1969)
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A small peasant village's struggles against the careless inroads of the large local landowner, The Land shows why political oppression does not necessarily lead to a sense of solidarity among the disinherited. (130 mins.)
Director: Youssef Chahine
 
13.
El Naser Salah el Dine (1963)
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Saladin, ruler of the kingdoms surrounding the Latin state of Jerusalem, is brought to attack the Christians... (90 mins.)
Director: Youssef Chahine
 
14.
Cairo Station (1958)
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Kinawi, a physically challenged peddler who makes his living selling newspapers in the central Cairo train station... (77 mins.)
Director: Youssef Chahine
 
15.
Hadduta misrija (1982)
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In the middle of his own heart surgery, an Egyptian filmmaker remembers his life. In fact his old self... (115 mins.)
Director: Youssef Chahine
 
16.
Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story (2009)
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A female talk show host in Cairo stirs up political controversy when she focuses her on-air discussions on the topic of women's issues. (134 mins.)
 
17.
Halim (2006)
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A biopic of Egyptian singer Abdel-Haleem Hafez (Zaki). (155 mins.)
Director: Sherif Arafa
 
19.
Real Dreams (2007)
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Mariam is living a troubled life with her husband Ahmed, suddenly her life turned to a nightmare after she dreams of crimes she discovered that it's a real crime after she wakes up, she decides not to sleep anymore.
Director: Mohamed Gomaa
 
20.
678 (2010)
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Unfolds the poignant story of three women and their search for justice from the daily plight of sexual harassment in Egypt. (100 mins.)
Director: Mohamed Diab
 
21.
Sorry for the Disturbance (2008)
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Hassan, a brilliant aviation engineer struggles with loneliness and depression while trying to design his exceptional project. (120 mins.)
Director: Khaled Mara'y
 
22.
Tito (2004)
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This Egyptian action film is about Tito (Ahmad Al Saqa), who was sentenced to 16 years in jail after a burglary when he was a kid... (120 mins.)
Director: Tarek El'eryan
 
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The Best of Times (2004)
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A personal tragedy brings a woman closer to a handful of trusted friends in this independent drama....
Director: Hala Khalil
 
25.
Escaping Tel Aviv (2009)
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An Egyptian woman discovers that her husband is in fact a Jewish Mossad agent working for Israel. He... (119 mins.)
Director: Sherif Arafa
 
26.
Justified Betrayal (2006)
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In this intriguing and entertaining thriller, Khalid Youssef tells the story of a young, rich man (Hani...
Director: Khaled Youssef
 
27.
One-Zero (2009)
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8 characters in one day, one city, one football match, one goal, Egypt wins one-Zero, everyone happy.... (105 mins.)
Director: Kamla Abu Zekry
 
28.
Messages from the Sea (2010)
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A man witnesses the drastic changes in society as he goes back to the Alexandria of his youth. (133 mins.)
 
29.
Private Alexandria (2005)
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a businessman wife accused of her husband killing and she come to young lawyer who defended her and start to find the real killer (110 mins.)
Director: Sandra Nashaat
 
30.
The Replacement (2009)
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Two young brothers who are identical twins get separated from the orphanage. Faris is adopted by a police... (125 mins.)
Director: Ahmed Alaa
 
31.
Awqat faragh (2006)
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(94 mins.)
 
32.
Harb Atalia (2005)
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A battle for a diamond necklace begins in Italy between the Italian mafia, a rich man and an Egyptian lawyer who his fiancée is kidnapped by the rich man. (110 mins.)
Director: Ahmed Saleh
 
33.
Fi shaket Masr El Gedeeda (2007)
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Yehia (Khaled Abol Naga) rents an apartment in the Heliopolis suburb of Cairo away from his parents'...
Director: Mohamed Khan
 
34.
Enta omry (2004)
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Youssef and his wife are leading a tranquil and happy life in Hurghada with their young son when tragedy strikes... (125 mins.)
Director: Khaled Youssef
 
35.
Sleepless Nights (2003)
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Minutest details and crypts in the lives of four couples friends. The film begins in the night events... (128 mins.)
Director: Hani Khalifa
 
36.
Gana el bian el taly (2001)
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Nader saif eldeen and Afet elsherbiny are two competing Egyptians newspaper reporters who expose the truth but the Channel Manager rejects that for fear of government.
Director: Said Hamed
 
37.
Hamam in Amersterdam (1999)
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A story of an Egyptian young man who decides to travel to Amsterdam to achieve his dreams.
Director: Said Hamed
 
38.
Zay el naharda (2008)
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History literally repeats itself when May meets and falls in love with a passionate young actor, only months after the tragic death of her first fiancée. All the 'signs' suggest her new lover will meet the same fate. (95 mins.)
Director: Amr Salama
 
39.
Mafia (2002)
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The movie revolves around the problem of an important principle that has been missing from the minds and hearts of many Egyptian youth nowadays...
Director: Sherif Arafa
 
40.
Ahlam omrena (2005)
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group of friends helping their friend to start her project in sharm el sheikh
Director: Othman Abo Labn
 
41.
Yom mor... yom helw (1988)
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A poor family struggles to survive in the slums of Cairo in this depressing social melodrama. Aicha... (125 mins.)
Director: Khairy Beshara
 
42.
Leilet al quabd al Fatma (1984)
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A tale story of the July, 1952 revolution in Egypt through the experiences of Fatma (Hamama), a young betrothed woman... (120 mins.)
Director: Henry Barakat
 
43.
Emberatoriet meem (1972)
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Well off widow working Mother "Mona" is struggling raising 6 kids at different ages ranging from elementary school to University graduating students...
Director: Hussein Kamal
 
44.
Struggle on the Nile (1959)
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The people of Luxor decided to buy Sandal new submarine instead of the old sandal for river transport business... (125 mins.)
Director: Atef Salem
 
45.
Bidaya wa nihaya (1961)
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After the death of the father, the family consisting of a mother and two young men and a girl themselves without a breadwinner finds... (130 mins.)
Director: Salah Abouseif
 
46.
The Road (1964)
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47.
Al-raii wa al nesaa (1991)
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Director: Aly Badrakhan
 
48.
A Girl's Secret (2001)
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Graphic portrayal of society's struggle to balance tradition and modernity in modern-day Egypt. "A Girl's... (91 mins.)
Director: Magdy Ahmed Aly
 
49.
Malek wa ketaba (2005)
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Dr.Mahmoud, Hend and Tarek face life crisis each in his own way and affects them in the most unexpected ways, Each finds a new face of their characters. (120 mins.)
Director: Kamla Abu Zekry
 
50.
Shey min el khouf (1969)
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Based on Tharwat Abaza's short story, 'Shey min al Khawf' takes place in a rural Egyptian village. Atris'... (112 mins.)
Director: Hussein Kamal
 
51.
Maowid ala ashaa (1981)
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Director: Mohamed Khan
 
52.
The Hunger (1986)
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(111 mins.)
Director: Aly Badrakhan
 
53.
Alrayes Omar Harb (2008)
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The amazing story of an ambitious guy 'Khaled' who applies for a dealer vacancy at a casino in Egypt...
Director: Khaled Youssef
 
54.
Ramadan Mabrouk Abul-Alamein Hamouda (2008)
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a teacher from villages move to cairo to teach there and there he met with an artist girl and marry her (105 mins.)
Director: Wael Ehsan
 
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Ya ana ya khalty (2005)
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Henedy plays Taimor, a Young man studies music. He loves his colleague and intends to marry her. Her mother... (90 mins.)
Director: Said Hamed
 
57.
Fool el seen el azeem (2004)
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A rookie gangster takes part in a criminal operation and screws up, so his enemies come after him for revenge. (105 mins.)
Director: Sherif Arafa
 
58.
Askar fi el-mu'askar (2003)
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The story of the movie deals with the idea of revenge between families in south Egypt, through two families "El Zanaty" and "El Gebaly" (100 mins.)
Director: Muhammad Yasin
 
59.
Saheb Sahbo (2002)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Said Hamed
 
61.
Sa'eedi in the American University (1998)
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It's a story about Khalaf Al Dahshori a young man from a small village in Upper Egypt (Sa'ed). Who gets...
 
62.
Bakhit and Adeela 2 (1997)
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Bakheet and Adeela are desperately trying to find an apartment before they can get married although their poor conditions are preventing them... (120 mins.)
Director: Nader Galal
 
63.
Ibn el-Qunsul (2011)
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After spending 30 years in prison, a man comes out to find out he has a son. Together with his son and a newly-acquired friend he resumes his criminal life. (119 mins.)
Director: Amr Arafa
 
64.
She Made Me a Criminal (2006)
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Malak asks Roushdy to pretend that he is her kidnapper in order to force her wealthy father to give her fortune back to her...
Director: Amr Arafa
 
65.
Hamada yelab (2005)
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Director: Magdy El Hawary
 
66.
El basha telmiz (2004)
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The main themes in the movie are how money and lack of parental guidance can spoil and drive children to the dark side of the world... (110 mins.)
Director: Wael Ehsan
 
67.
Amrica Shika Bika (1993)
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Going events is a group of young people wishing to immigrate to America because they thought that the golden opportunities to work...
Director: Khairy Beshara
 
68.
55 esaaf (2001)
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A movie about two guys who work for a hospital and the daily funny and goofy struggles of theirs (96 mins.)
Director: Magdy El Hawary
 
69.
Aboud ala el hedoud (1999)
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Abboud is forced to serve at the military with his friends in sinai and discover there lots of funny and epic situations with some drug dealers (105 mins.)
Director: Sherif Arafa
 
70.
Lost in the USA (2003 Video)
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"Lost in the USA" is about Two young Egyptian men who arrive in the US and have their identity inadvertently switched. (104 mins.)
Director: Rafi Girgis
 
71.
Girl's Love (2003)
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The story of three half sisters who share a dad and have three different mothers: they meet each other... (110 mins.)
 
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Ibrahim Labyad (2009)
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Witnessing the Killing of his father as a kid, Ibraheim is dragged to the criminal underworld of Egypt. While making a name for himself, his plans meets Abdul-Malek Zarzur, the crime lord of the town.
Director: Marwan Hamed
 
74.
The Island (2007)
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'El Gezira' is a film about a community of Upper Egypt residents living in El Gezira (the Island). They have their own set of rules... (92 mins.)
Director: Sherif Arafa
 
75.
Africano (2001)
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A young ambitious veterinarian and his clumsy brother in-law inherit their uncle's safari theme park in South Africa, and must stop it from shutting down with the help of the uncle's daughter.
Director: Amr Arafa
 
76.
Ayam El-Sadat (2001)
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The private and public life of Egyptian president Mohamed Anwar El-Sadat. (165 mins.)
Director: Mohamed Khan
 
77.
Transit Prisoner (2008)
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A professional thief was caught in the act of stealing and killing a security guard. Being sentenced...
Director: Sandra Nashaat
 
78.
Al rahina (2006)
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Mostafa, is a young man travelled to Ukraine seeking work opportunity with Egyptian community there. Accidentally he became engaged in a kidnapping of an Egyptian scientist.
Director: Sandra Nashaat
 
79.
Mothakerat morahkah (2001)
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One of the most controversial Egyptian movies ever made. An adult teen drama about Gameela a dreamy girl with two lives...
 
80.
Edhak el soura tetlaa helwa (1998)
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A poor photographer fighting to live a decent life with dignity, while taking care of his mother and daughter . (113 mins.)
Director: Sherif Arafa
 
81.
His Excellency the Minister (2002)
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Ra'fat Rostom becomes a minister by mistake, since then he gets more and more powerfull everyday, and that's when he starts having hilarious and weird nightmares about his corruption and his family.
Director: Samir Seif
 
82.
Did el hokouma (1992)
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A famous corrupt personal injury lawyer finds himself in the middle of a case where he has to choose between his money love and the interest of one of his customers who appears later to be his own son (116 mins.)
Director: Atef El-Tayeb
 
83.
Escape (1988)
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(122 mins.)
Director: Atef E-Taieb
 
84.
The Wife of an Important Man (1987)
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When Mona marries the seemingly decent police officer Hisham, she finds out there is more into him than what he shows to the people. (115 mins.)
Director: Mohamed Khan
 
86.
Lakhmet ras (2006)
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Director: Ahmed El Badry
 
87.
A Groom from the Security Entity (2004)
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A businessman who loves his daughter very much, refuses every man who proposes for her in order not to leave him. But can he refuse a man from a security entity?
 
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Dare to give (2001)
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a young man trying to find his way to be an actor and he met with girl she also wants to be actress and they accused of murder of one director
Director: Said Hamed
 
90.
Al-irhab wal kabab (1992)
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A family man frustrated by the bureaucracies of the Egyptian public system as well as difficulties of... (105 mins.)
Director: Sherif Arafa
 
91.
Al-moaten Masry (1991)
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The mayor have many sons, the youngest of his sons for military service are required, but it is looking...
Director: Salah Abouseif
 
92.
Afwah wa araneb (1977)
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A story discussing the society problem during the seventies due to not having any family planning, also...
Director: Henry Barakat
 
93.
Al-Rasasa la tazalu fe gaibi (1974)
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Mohamed is a soldier who finds himself in Gaza after the defeat in the 1967 War. He returns to his native...
 
94.
The Baby Doll Night (2008)
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Hossam returns home to Cairo for New Year's Eve after a year's separation from his wife. At the airport, his plans for a romantic night (and to conceive a child) are thwarted by several events, including a terrorist plot.
Director: Adel Adeeb
 
95.
Al-saher (2001)
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a magician live with his teenage daughter try to sell a horse to a wealthy man in order to perform an operation to his neighbors' son.
 
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Mixed Up (1993)
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This movie was inspired by the Franz Kafka's novel "The Trial".
 
99.
Kit Kat (1991)
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Sheikh Hosny is a blind man who lives with his old mother and his frustrated son in the Kit Kat neighborhood... (129 mins.)
 
100.
El-Keif (1985)
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As ethics is degraded in the Egyptian society; a chemist deceive his punk brother with a nonnarcotic drug that he created to prove that it's all delusional. So the punk tries to convince him to produce the substance for a greedy drug lord. (118 mins.)