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
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A 2007 poll of Egyptian critics taken by Al-Ahram newspaper listed Al-irhab wal kabab
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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