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Sleepless (1957)

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'I Never Sleep' (also called 'Sleepless') is the story of Nadia Lotfi (Faten Hamama), a teenage girl raised by her father after her mother's untimely death. Her lifelong lack of a mother ... See full summary »

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Nadia Lotfy
Mariem Fakhr El Dine ...
Safia (as Mariam Fakhr Eddine)
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Aziz
Imad Hamdi ...
Mustafa
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Kawthar (as Hind Rostom)
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Samir
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'I Never Sleep' (also called 'Sleepless') is the story of Nadia Lotfi (Faten Hamama), a teenage girl raised by her father after her mother's untimely death. Her lifelong lack of a mother figure turns Nadia into a scheming troublemaker who causes problems at her boarding school. When she returns home, she learns that her father (Yehia Chahine) has re-married. Furious Nadia decides to set a plan in motion to get rid of her unsuspecting step-mother (Mariam Fakhr Eddine). Written by Mahmoud S

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7 famous stars in a unique masterpiece
22 June 2005 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

A masterpiece: directed by the great Salah Abu Seif, written by the Controversial Ehsan Abdel Quoddous, based on his famous novel "sleepless". The story is if full of romance, seduction and revenge. The movie was reproduced recently to be available on DVD's.

The movie introduces 7 famous stars in the Egyptian Cinema led by Faten Hamama and Omar Sharif (after three years of their marriage).

This is a unique movie in Faten Hamama's career where she played the teenager who wants to control the life of her father and destroy his marriage, in an effort to keep her life as it used to be.

Great performance by Faten, Omar and Rushdi Abaza.


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