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  (in credits order)

Mona Zaki ... Hebba Younis

Mahmood Hemaidah ... Adham (as Mahmoud Hemida)
Hassan El Raddad ... Karim
Rehab El Gamal ... Safaa

Nahed El Sebaï ... Hanaa
Nesreen Ameen
Sawsan Badr ... Amani

Mohamed Ramadan
Menha Batraoui
Hussien El Imam ... Ahmed Fadlallah
Ahmed Fouad Selim ... Karim's Boss
Ezzat Ibrahim
Shady Khalaf ... Roshdy
Sanaa Akroud ... Nahed
Fatma Nasser

Directed by
Yousry Nasrallah 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Wahid Hamid  writer

Produced by
Kamel Abo-Ali .... producer
Original Music by
Tamer Karawan 
Cinematography by
Samir Bahzan 
Film Editing by
Mona Rabei 
Art Direction by
Mohamed Attia 
Costume Design by
Dina Nadim 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ahmed El Naggar .... second second assistant director
Dina Hamza .... second assistant director
Mohamed Karim .... third assistant director
Wael Mandour .... first assistant director
Aly Mourad .... trainee assistant director
Umar Zouhairy .... third assistant director
Art Department
Karim Almahdy .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Ibrahim Desouki .... sound
Ahmed Gaber .... sound
Andrea Veselková .... foley artist
Visual Effects by
David Gabris .... digital colorist
Andrew McKenzie .... stunt coordinator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ingie El Mor .... assistant costume designer

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Also Known As:
"Ehky ya Scheherazade" - Egypt (original title)
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Egypt:134 min
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The film deals with three stories and different and separate.See more »


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interesting and well worth seeing, 19 August 2015
Author: rachel_rachel

As a Westerner, albeit one who has lived in the Middle East, though not in Egypt, this was a fascinating inside view of a country most in the US know little about, other than what we see on TV news.

Aspects of the film, such as the production values and the stylized, Telanovela-type melodramatic acting in some scenes, are not what a Western viewer may be used to. In this regard,the film is somewhat uneven. Portions are even at the level 1960's Italian "spaghetti Westerns" or early Japanese low-budget sci-fi. Yet, other aspects, such as the camera work are fresh and innovative, reminiscent of perhaps Pedro Almodovar, and other director/writers who have done a lot with little.

A few technical flaws aside, this film is highly recommended. The story structure and concept of using a classic legend is satisfying to the viewer, making difficult material palatable, and allowing one to see parallels that cross borders, culture and time.

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