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Kiss me not on the eyes
After studying literature at Cairo University, Dunia, 23 years old, wants to become a professional dancer... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Hanan Turk ... Dunia
Mohamed Mounir ... Beshir
Fathy Abdel Wahab ... Mamdouh
Sawsan Badr ... Arwa
Youssef Ismail ... Antar
Ayda Reyad ... Inayate (as Aida Reyad)

Khaled El Sawy ... Hazem

Directed by
Jocelyn Saab 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jocelyn Saab 

Produced by
Catherine Dussart .... producer
Jocelyn Saab .... producer
Original Music by
Patrick Leygonie 
Jean-Pierre Mas 
Cinematography by
Jacques Bouquin 
Film Editing by
Claude Reznik 
Costume Design by
Rabih Kayrouz 
Makeup Department
Frédéric Balmer .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Nada Addoum .... executive in charge of production
Sound Department
Thierry Delor .... sound mixer
Karim Guemira .... boom operator
Julien Martin .... foley recording engineer
Faouzi Thabet .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Frédéric Beaugendre .... first assistant camera
Editorial Department
Bruno Patin .... colorist
Philippe Reinaudo .... digital intermediate technical director
Merass Sadek .... assistant editor

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Also Known As:
"Dunia" - Egypt (original title)
"Dunia: Kiss me not on my eyes" - International (English title) (DVD title)
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Canada:112 min (Montréal Film Festival)
Singapore:PG | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud)

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The protagonist's name Dunia means "world" or "worldly life" in Arabic.See more »
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13 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Dunia Kiss me Not...On the Eyes, 20 September 2006
Author: Sherazade from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

That's the real title, whomever submitted it for IMDb, must have shortened it.

Anyways, Egyptian superstar Hanane Turk stars as sultry Dunia, a young woman who is sexually repressed according to society and this inhibits everything she does. One day she auditions for an oriental dance competition (think the type of Jennifer Beals audition from Flash Dance) and is stopped by the judges because of her lifeless performance. They are captured by her obvious beauty but do not buy her lifeless rendition of Arabian poetry. It is her obstinate rebellious nature that drives them to select them, when she challenges the jury to show her how she is supposed to display love when society forbids her to do so. She catches the eye of Beshir (Mohammed Mounir) who takes her under his wing, hoping to rescue her from a dark secret from the past as well as make her his muse.

The forbidden attraction between them in unmistakable and only deepens as Dunia awakens to the sensuality hidden beneath her traditional values. Turk, a trained dancer in real life is flawless in the dance sequences and she has a body to die for. Her costumes are great as well. By the way, all the magnificent songs in the film are performed by none other than "The voice of Egypt" Mohammed Mounir. Dunia is a force to reckon with as she raises awareness to the trials and tribulations associated with being a woman in Egypt. Walid Aouni plays Dunia's dance teacher, Khaled El Sawi & Youssef Ismail co -star. Controversial but also a must see!

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