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Oussama Nadir ...
Yehia as Child
Mohsen Mohieddin ...
Yehia as Young Man
Nour El-Sherif ...
Yehia (as Nour El-Cherif)
Ahmed Mehrez
Mohamed Mounir
Ragaa Hussein ...
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Seif El Dine
Youssra ...
Amal
Hanan ...
Nadia child
Leila Hamada ...
Nadia young girl (as Laila Hamada)
Magda El-Khatib ...
Nadia
Ragaa Al-Giddawy ...
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Soheir El Monasterli
Andrew Dinwoodie
Abdel Hadi Anwar
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In the middle of his own heart surgery, an Egyptian filmmaker remembers his life. In fact his old self, as a child, is accused of attempted murder of his new self. Through the metaphoric trial, we are drawn into his life in relation with the Egyptian revolution, his constant need for success, and the effect the American Dream has on him. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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A mix worth seeing
4 May 2002 | by (Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

An interesting mix of the struggles of an independent international filmmaker, combining surrealism and recent Egyptian history.

There are elements of "8 1/2" and "All That Jazz" in the story of a film maker who faces a trial in which the child and young man he was testify against the person he has become. The surrealist settings are cheap but fun and the central performance is nicely done. The many characters and switches in time are a bit complex and it helps to have a little knowledge of modern Egyptian history, but there is humor and insight worth your time.


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