The story of Dr. Yehia, a psychotherapist at Al Abbasia hospital. He works in the department treating the criminally insane, only to find his best friend to be one of the patients. Trying ... See full summary »
Karim Abdel Aziz,
Khaled El Sawy,
A woman who suffers from AIDS decides not to surrender to the fatal disease. She exerts huge efforts in trying to recover or by helping those who suffer the same disease by giving them glimmers of hope.
In the middle of his own heart surgery, an Egyptian filmmaker remembers his life. In fact his old self, as a child, is accused of attempted murder of his new self. Through the metaphoric ... See full summary »
This movie a modern romantic musical based on William Shakespeare's tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. a handsome Egyptian singer and actor "Mostafa Amar" who play as Romeo role and the pretty ... See full summary »
Said Abdel Ghani
Kinawi, a physically challenged peddler who makes his living selling newspapers in the central Cairo train station, is obsessed by Hannouma, an attractive young woman who sells drinks. ... See full summary »
Saladin, ruler of the kingdoms surrounding the Latin state of Jerusalem, is brought to attack the Christians in the Holy Land by the sacking of a convoy of Muslim pilgrims, a group which ... See full summary »
Mohamed Abdel Gawad,
Tewfik El Dekn
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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