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Ahmed
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Hind
Kamal Al-Shennawi ...
Minister of Interior
Ahmed Rateb ...
Shalabi
Ashraf Abdel Baqi ...
Hilal
Magda Zaki ...
Munira
Youseff Daoud ...
Man at Arab League
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Sameer Basyoni
Ahmed Akl ...
Rashad
Hajjaj Abdul Azim ...
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Enaam Salousa ...
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Sami Sarhan ...
Major General Arar
Alaa Morsy ...
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Soleiman Eid ...
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Aisha Elkelany ...
Om Mahrous
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A family man frustrated by the bureaucracies of the Egyptian public system as well as difficulties of life finds himself inadvertently accused of terrorism and decides to maintain this role holding down hostages in one of Egypt's most congested public service buildings. As some sympathise and join his cause, an antagonistic interior minister aims to defuse the situation. Written by baset_a

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11 June 1992 (Egypt)  »

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Terrorism & Bar.b.que  »

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A 2007 poll of Egyptian critics taken by Al-Ahram newspaper listed Al-irhab wal kabab (1992) as No. 15 on the 15 best Egyptian films of all time. See more »

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The hostage crisis takes place on the 7th floor but the number eight appears on the wall by the stairs. See more »

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a triumph
3 January 2003 | by (cairo) – See all my reviews

a complete outstanding Egyptian triumph, which desserve's dozens of awards!!! a contraveursal script from the brave wahid hamed. magnificent performances. a classic black political comedy that would make you laugh to tears. it has to be set on DVDs & sold internationally. *****


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