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Cruel Sea (1972)

Bas ya Bahar (original title)
The first feature film to be made by the state of Kuwait. It is a period piece about Kuwait before the discovery of oil when fishing was the predominant occupation. Bay Ya Bahr is the story... See full summary »

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The first feature film to be made by the state of Kuwait. It is a period piece about Kuwait before the discovery of oil when fishing was the predominant occupation. Bay Ya Bahr is the story of a crippled pearl diver who forbids his son Mussaid to go to sea to dive for pearls. Mussaid's father got the 'bends' after resurfacing too fast during a shark attack on his boat. However, the boy cannot see any other way to make enough money to mary Nura, his beloved. Nura is the daughter of a merchant who wants her to marry for money. Finally, his father gives Mussaid permission to go to sea and even gives him his special black diving suit. Mussaid then works with the man to whom his father owes money. While Mussaid is away, Nura is forced by her family to marry a rich, older suitor. During his last dive Mussaid puts his hand inside a huge clam which closes on it. Mussaid is gasping for air and his friend has to amputate his arm in order to 'rescue' him. However Mussaid was dead long before he ... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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11 March 1976 (Hungary)  »

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The Best Kuwaiti Movie In 70's
17 September 2006 | by (Kuwait) – See all my reviews

Just Listen Up,This Awesome Movie Is An Kuwaiti Movie,Made In 1971,Of Course Black'n' White And His Best Performance By Actor Is Hayat Elfahad,Saad ElFaraj,Mohammed ElMansour And Others,I'v Seen This Movie 2 Times In Kuwait TV And I still Love It So Much!!!,Oh My God, I'd Sure Now Want To See It Again And Over 'n Over,Trust Me This Is A Great Movie!!!,I Mean Not Just great But Great And So Awesome Man,If You Watch So Good You Will Know What I Mean,I'm Gonna Say IT Again 'N Again And 4 Ever,This Movie Is Maybe The Best Movie In Kuwait Ever Ever Everrr!!!!!!,And It's An So So So Great Movie!!!!!!,Look This Movie Is A 1st Feature Movie In Kuwait Ever!!!,And It Has A Wonderful And A So Great Feeling,Please Believe Me In This Comment About Bas Ya Bahr!!


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