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Iskanderija, kaman oue kaman (1989)

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Nadia
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Yehia
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Stelio
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Tahia (as Tahia Carioca)
Hoda Soltan ...
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Ragaa Hussein
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(as Seif el Din)
Abla Kamel
Hassan El Adl
Ahmed El Hariri
Menha Batraoui ...
Gigi (as Menha El-Batrawi)
Tewfik Saleh
Zaki Abdel Wahab ...
Guindi
Mohammed Tawfik ...
(as Mohamed Tewfik)
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Alexandria Again and Forever  »

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Official submission of Egypt for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 63rd Academy Awards in 1991. See more »

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Fairly brilliant.. but what does it all mean?
3 January 2005 | by (Vancouver) – See all my reviews

As much as I don't understand Youssef Chahine's cinema, I will give him credit for creating some of the most beautiful images in the world of cinema. In this, Alexandria Again and Forever, the filmmaker seems to be having a ball with his salute to other genres of film. While the main story, about striking actors and their attempt to force the government into a resolution is terribly boring, the other parts such as the director preparing a movie of 'Hamlet' and his set up of Gene Kelly Musicals, toga pieces and what may appear to be Bollywood musicals are a RIOT to watch. I honestly feel Chahine has it in himself to do a full blown musical, as all of the musical bits are brilliant, while the rest is just blah.


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