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Al-zawja al-thaniya (1967)

A corrupt mayor, who rules the village's people with power and injustice, forces another poor man's wife secretly to marry him in order to have a child.

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A corrupt mayor, who rules the village's people with power and injustice, forces another poor man's wife secretly to marry him in order to have a child.

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a great film from the master of realistic cinema.
15 May 2006 | by (Egypt) – See all my reviews

First of all this film is totally different from today's action/thriller/Sci-Fi movies & I am of the kind of persons who get bored of long drama tragedy slow movies, Which was the case in old movies. But, this film made me have another closer look to those "boring" movies. Al-Zawja Al-Thaniya is A Great Example of what "Drama" movies should be. Every moment, every look, every act, Everything has a meaning in this movie. There isn't any time wasted, even the silence scenes have meanings. Al-Zawja Al-Thaniya is about problems that occurs in the Egyptian countryside due to ignorance, weakness, & other causes, All this is shown in the excellent story. The director Salah Abouseif gives one of his best movies ever, & one of the best Egyptian Classics ever. The acting is more than perfect, specially Salah Mansour, who is brilliant in his villain role. & Also, as usual Soad Hosny & Shukry Sarhan gives good performances too. A must see for anyone interested in Egyptian Cinema.


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