Egyptian film director Yehia encounters his first love Ginger as he was being celebrated in New York. Back then they were 19 years old. The American Dream was the thing of the 20th century. Yehia, the boy from Alexandria, and Ginger, the American gal, were students at Pasadena Playhouse.40 years later, they are back together but the world has changed and the American Dream is no longer what it used to be. Yehia finds out that he had begotten an American child, a boy. Through a boisterous epic in which heroes love, sing, dance, laugh and cry, Youssef Chahine reconsiders his past and his ambiguous relationship to America which he loved so much. Written by
This movie made a deep impression on me. Interesting characters, good acting, beautiful music. In a movie like this you feel you get to know the main character (Yehia), and understand his view on life. Being Jewish, this film also made me sympathize more with the Arab culture, and wish that Jews and Arabs were like brothers. Its a beautiful film, and it almost made me cry (although I usually don't do that). If everyone though like Yehia, perhaps there would be no wars.
See it! I give it a 9 because I think that the old Ginger didn't connect well to the young Ginger. Perhpas it deserves 10 :)
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