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The Puppeteer (1989)
"Al-aragoz" (original title)

 -  1989 (Egypt)
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A father keeps his principles in rural Egypt while power seduces his son in Cairo. Mohamed is a puppeteer, a buffoon whose shows dramatize the promise of Nasser's socialist revolution. He's... See full summary »

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Mohamed Gad El Kareem
Mervat Amin ...
Enaam
Hesham Selim ...
Bahloul
Salwa Khattab
Abdel Azim Abdel Haq
Ahmed Khalil
Nader Nour
Abdel Gawad Metwalli
Badriya Abdel Gawad
Abol Futouh Omara
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A father keeps his principles in rural Egypt while power seduces his son in Cairo. Mohamed is a puppeteer, a buffoon whose shows dramatize the promise of Nasser's socialist revolution. He's a widower with one son, Bahlool, whom he sends to university at great financial and emotional sacrifice. In Cairo, Bahlool becomes the protege of a corrupt pasha, marries the pasha's daughter, and sets his sights on Parliament. Meanwhile, his father falls in love with Enaam, a spirited carnival worker. He continues to pray for Bahlool, hoping to rekindle ethics and revolutionary ideals in the young man, until his son's ambitions put Enaam at risk. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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