8 user

Alexandria... New York (2004)

Alexandrie... New York (original title)
Yehia, an Egyptian director from Alexandria goes to New York where he is reunited with Ginger, a women he dated forty years ago.


1 nomination. See more awards »


Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Destiny (1997)
Comedy | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The story is set in the 12th century in Arab-ruled Spanish province Andalusia, where famed philosopher Averroes is appointed grand judge by the caliph and his liberal court judgements are ... See full summary »

Director: Youssef Chahine
Stars: Nour El-Sherif, Hani Salama, Mahmood Hemaidah
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Egyptian movie deals with the issue of corruption in Egypt and the Egyptian police excesses, embodies all of this in the character of the police officer, "Hatem".

Directors: Youssef Chahine, Khaled Youssef
Stars: Khaled Saleh, Menna Shalabi, Youssef El Sherif
Al-mohager (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The biblical tale of Joseph is told from an Egyptian perspective in this interesting character study. In this film, Joseph is called Ram. Ram, tired of his family's backward superstitious ... See full summary »

Director: Youssef Chahine
Stars: Youssra, Khaled Nabawy, Mahmood Hemaidah
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

"Yahia", a young man living in the cosmopolitan Alexandria during World War II. Between his dreams, which up to Hollywood and constraints of his life in the middle class trying to be a new ... See full summary »

Director: Youssef Chahine
Stars: Najlaa Fathi, Ahmad Zaki, Farid Shawqi
El Akhar (1999)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Egyptian director Youssef Chahine exposes the links between power and fanaticism and denounces intolerance in this bitter portrait of the Egyptian business world, where unconditional drive ... See full summary »

Director: Youssef Chahine
Stars: Hanan Turk, Hani Salama, Nabila Ebeid
Cairo Station (1958)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

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 »

Director: Youssef Chahine
Stars: Farid Shawqi, Hind Rostom, Youssef Chahine
Al-ard (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A small peasant village's struggles against the careless inroads of the large local landowner, The Land shows why political oppression does not necessarily lead to a sense of solidarity among the disinherited.

Director: Youssef Chahine
Stars: Hamdy Ahmed, Mahmoud Almeleji, Yehia Chahine
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

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 »

Director: Youssef Chahine
Stars: Ahmed Mazhar, Mohamed Abdel Gawad, Mahmoud Almeleji
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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 »

Director: Youssef Chahine
Stars: Oussama Nadir, Mohsen Mohieddin, Nour El-Sherif
Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Youssef Chahine
Stars: Mahmoud Almeleji, Huda Sultan, Shukry Sarhan
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A man witnesses the drastic changes in society as he goes back to the Alexandria of his youth.

Director: Daoud Abdel Sayed
Stars: Asser Yassin, Basma, Mai Kassab
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

It tells about the smallest details and crypts in the lives of four couples friends.

Director: Hani Khalifa
Stars: Muna Zaki, Hanan Turk, Sherif Mounir


Cast overview, first billed only:
Yehia (old) (as Mahmoud Hemeida)
Ahmed Yehia ...
Yehia / Alexander
Shanewise (as Magda El Khatib)
Mohamed Hasabo
Sanaa Younes ...
La concierge
Soad Nasr ...
Yousra Selim ...
Bonnie (jeune)
Mahmoud Saad ...
Le directeur du Festival de New York
Mahmoud El Lozy ...
The Dean
Hamdy El Sakhawy ...


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 www.YoussefChahine.us

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Drama | Music | Romance

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:





Release Date:

7 July 2004 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Alexandria... New York  »

Filming Locations:



Box Office


€4,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

New York kills any tenderness
1 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

thats the last words of the film, a song that reflects the feeling of Chahine towards the America today, which became so different from the America he fell in love with 50 years ago. A strong film, with a strong story. THis is the 4th chapter of the auto-biography films of Youssef Chahine, more fictional than the others. The movie targets Chahine's emotion towards America, and how America today has more of a violence attitude towards others rather than back then. America the country that represents democracy, has a media that makes its people feel that Arabs are people who are illiterate, and live in tents, and ride camels. The idea of 2 parallel stories told, the story of the father who came to California as a young man to become an actor, and when he came to America 50 years later to find out he had a son he never knew about, and how he has to cope with the fact the son denies him and refuses him because he is an Arab. Chahine blames America for that, talking to his son about the difference between him and his mother, like the different between the beautiful musical films of Fred Astaire and the gritty violent action films of today. Chahine has so much love for America, he presents it in a sad form that it is dying slowly in him because of how America today doesn't follow the democracy it claims, that it supports countries like Israel with weapons that kill innocent civilians. This is a beautiful film, cinematogrpahy is brilliant with great lighting, the acting was superb (thumbs up to MAHMOUD HEMEDA) and of course great directing by the great Youssef Chahine. this film presents drama, history, music, and romance, its a movie for everyone and its an eye opener of how the east and west need to use time to know each other more.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Watch the Latest Episode of "The IMDb Show"

Zach Braff tackles acting and directing on his new show "Alex, Inc.," and we take a look at the 15 most bingeable TV shows of all time.

Watch the show