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Iskanderija... lih? (1979)

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Naglaa Fathy ...
Sarah (as Naglaa Fathi)
Ahmed Zaki ...
Ibrahim (as Ahmed Zaky)
Farid Shawqi ...
Mohsen's Father (as Farid Chawky)
Mahmoud El-Meliguy ...
Qadry (as Mahmoud El Meligui)
Ezzat El Alaili ...
Shaker (as Ezzat El Alayli)
Youssef Wahby
Yehia Chahine
Leila Fawzi
Mohsena Tewfik ...
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Akela Kateb
Zeinab Sedky
Seif El Dine ...
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Ahmad Abdel Waress
Abdel Aziz Makhyoun
Gerry Sundquist ...
Thomas 'Tommy' Friskin
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Yehia...why?
17 August 2006 | by (Egypt) – See all my reviews

Youssif chahine is considered to be The best director in the Egyptian movies history, not only because he makes a good movies but also he say what many of Egyptians want to, in this master piece he talks about Alexandria in the world war 2 where was a cosmopolitan society that Muslims, Christians, Jews, Italians live in. But because of the war every team hate the other and all of them began their own war which is based on the power of money and hateness.Among these crowded conflicts which you can not see but you feel it very well, there is someone who does not care about anything but his dream to be a movie director ,Yehia, who find himself in an universal conflict that he forced to be in it, and it framed his awareness , so don't ask yehia (who plays the role of the director Youssif Chahine) why you always talk about:hating war, love peace, missing the cosmopolitan society....etc?


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