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Chaos, This Is (2007)

Heya fawda (original title)
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".
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Cherif
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Wedad
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Baheya
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Samy (as Amr Abdel Gelil)
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Selvia
Abdullah Mosharraf
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Somaya
Maher Salim
Ahmed Yehia
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Ahmed Fouad Selim
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Choubra, cosmopolitan neighborhood of Cairo. Hatem, maggoty police officer, handles this neighborhood with an iron hand. Every single citizen fears and hates him. Only Nour, a young woman he lusts after, dares stand up to him. But Nour is secretly in love with Cherif, brilliant and uncorrupted deputy public prosecutor. Green with envy, Hatem comes between. He wants Nour for himself. He whipsaws her and turns her life into a nightmare. The story of a frustrated love like Choubra experiences some since the mists of time. Written by Hassan Said

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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28 November 2007 (Egypt)  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Politics is not the name of the game!
15 December 2007 | by (Cairo, Egypt) – See all my reviews

All the reviews talk about this film from only a political point of view. Well i think this is not accurate. All these talking about the corrupted policeman "Hatem" who is a sign for the dictatorial political system and the combat between policemen and judgment and this girl "Noor" who is a model for the raped Egypt, well i think all these are not the point, or they are not the main point. I see the film from more human point of view. This man "Hatem" is a pathetic loser who lives a miserable lonely life, despite all the power he owns he has an extreme feeling of deprivation. He is a victim. "Noor" is a sign of what he needs to own. A beautiful young girl living in front of him, he knows her since she was a child and he never stops dreaming of her. What is the result? She is hating him! "Hatem" is not bad person. His inner emotions could be turned to something positive if he found love in return. The film talks mainly, in my opinion, about the chaos in feelings. Remember the relationship between "Sheriff" and his mother, and between "Sheriff" and "Selvia". They resemble an extreme undefined chaos. May be the message of the creators of the film is this: Chaos in feelings leads to chaos in the world. Finally i am not able to consider the film to be one of Chahine's films. Any one who likes Chahine will understand this point. This film has no Chahine's essence.It's well made and well directed but simply it's not Chahine's. you may feel a glimpse of Chaine's in the romantic love story between Sheriff and Noor, the relationship between Noor and her mother which will remind you of Lebleba and Hanan Tork in "The Other", you will also remember the old Chahine in the sexual mania of "Hatem" which also will remind you of the most famous "Qenaui" in "Bab el Hadeed". But as a total, you will not satisfy with the film if you put in mind that you are watching a Youssef Chahine's film.


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