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The Sin (1965)

El haram (original title)
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A poor peasant woman becomes a symbol of worker oppression in this somber social drama directed by Henri Barakat. Azziza (Faten Hamama) is brutally raped by a guard when she goes into the ... See full summary »

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A poor peasant woman becomes a symbol of worker oppression in this somber social drama directed by Henri Barakat. Azziza (Faten Hamama) is brutally raped by a guard when she goes into the fields to gather potatoes for her husband (Abdallah Gheiss). She does not relate the incident to her husband who is suffering from an undisclosed illness. Azziza hides the pregnancy and strangles the baby after it is born, but she also dies soon thereafter. The migrant workers rally around her memory as she becomes a martyr to the cause of the struggling peasants. Written by Ahmed Ramy

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El-Haram as presented in Cannes festival
16 June 2005 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

El-Haram, known in English as "The Sin" 1965. The movie describe the life of a poor women that loses her son, family and her life due to a brutal rap from a guard, but the society can't allow her to have a normal life after that, which after her death become one of the symbol of her village. The movie that was chosen as one of the five best movies ever made in Egypt.

It was nominated in Cannes festival and was welcomed during the presentation by all critics and the audience. In 1965, the newspaper "Le Monde" wrote, we have attracted to this movie due to the true picture that reflects the suffering of this village, the picture is not about a problem for one individual, it's about the reflection of everything surround her, from people to culture. It was magnificent piece of work that we have not seen previously from Egyptian movies presented in this festival. Critic George Sadol in another newspaper emphasized same comment.

In Egypt, some Egyptian critics believe it is the most important film in Egyptian cinema. It 's one special movie you should see for Faten Hamama and director Henry Barakat.


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