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El laila el akhira (1964)

Faten Hamama plays a wife who wakes up one morning to discover she is married to her brother-in-law in this suspenseful drama. The confused woman soon learns that fifteen years have gone by... See full summary »

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Faten Hamama plays a wife who wakes up one morning to discover she is married to her brother-in-law in this suspenseful drama. The confused woman soon learns that fifteen years have gone by and that she was injured in a bomb blast that killed her sister. A local doctor tries to prevent the woman's husband from killing her for the inheritance. Written by Ahmed Ramy

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one of the best thrillers in Egyptian cinema
22 December 2005 | by (cairo, egypt) – See all my reviews

i think this movie is one of my top 5 Egyptian movies, its not less than any classic American movie, very high concept and catchy plot with good acting and directing comparing to this period worldwide. i recommend it to everyone to see how Egyptian cinema produced movies that good.

kamal el shiek also is one of the most important movie makers in the history of Egyptian cinema and the real pioneer if the thriller movies with up normal plot, and still easily to be understood and very commercial.

faten hamama also is my best female actress in this black and white period but maybe just for the serious movies because for the romantic comedies i think souad housny was the best.

mahmoud moursy also made one of his best performances, ahmad mazhar as good as usual no special appearance.


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