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Halim (2006)
when loneliness and misery create miracles..! Ahmed Zaki & Abdel halim, 22 August 2006
9/10

this movie is so touching....Ahmed Zaki (GOD bless his soul) is as great as ever despite the immense suffering he went through while shooting this movie... Haitham is talented but needs experience.. and i guess it's not fair to compare him to Ahmed Zaki.. because Ahmed Zaki is a miracle that can never be repeated... Sheriff Arafa did a marvelous effort in this movie and was so creative in his way of approaching the biography of Halim taking into consideration the circumstances of Ahmed Zaki's death... i never cried in a movie as i did in Halim..i cried for Halim and for Ahmed Zaki..they both lived the same misery and they both made our lives better and worth living with the beauty of their art and the greatness of their talent..Ahmed Zaki with his splendid movies and Halim with his romantic songs.... May GOD bless ur soul Ahmed a thousand times... u'll be forever in our hearts and minds.....cuz u weren't just an actor..u were a genius.... No matter what u'll remain forever the best actor the Arab world or even the whole world has ever seen.....

Halim (2006)
9 out of 11 people found the following review useful:
when loneliness and misery create miracles..! Ahmed Zaki & Abdel halim, 22 August 2006
9/10

this movie is so touching....Ahmed Zaki (GOD bless his soul) is as great as ever despite the immense suffering he went through while shooting this movie... Haitham is talented but needs experience.. and i guess it's not fair to compare him to Ahmed Zaki.. because Ahmed Zaki is a miracle that can never be repeated... Sheriff Arafa did a marvelous effort in this movie and was so creative in his way of approaching the biography of Halim taking into consideration the circumstances of Ahmed Zaki's death... i never cried in a movie as i did in Halim..i cried for Halim and for Ahmed Zaki..they both lived the same misery and they both made our lives better and worth living with the beauty of their art and the greatness of their talent..Ahmed Zaki with his splendid movies and Halim with his romantic songs.... May GOD bless ur soul Ahmed a thousand times... u'll be forever in our hearts and minds.....cuz u weren't just an actor..u were a genius.... No matter what u'll remain forever the best actor the Arab world or even the whole world has ever seen.....

20 out of 31 people found the following review useful:
a distinguished dramatic frankenstein, 2 September 2004

as i watched the trailer of the movie on TV, i thought it'll be another horror movie with the same old clichés, full of blood and disgusting scenes...However,when i saw the movie i was moved by the dramatic melancholic and tragic way in which branagh directed it...it wasn't at all such a trivial horror movie..on the contrary..it was another philosophical deep way of reviving Shelley's novel..it was another masterpiece of branagh's...he adopted the novel in such a delicate dramatic romantic way..and dipped into the moral that Shelley meant by her story..Branagh made of Victor Frankenstein another Odesseus whose vanity and arrogance makes him think that he could imitate God and defy Him..he made him a tragic hero haunted by the death of his mother which has created in him the urging desire of fighting death and creating an alternative life...Branagh's choice of the actors was more than perfect, De Niro made a sympathetic touching creature despite his violence and thick hands ,the creature in this movie managed to escape being another scary pale dead monster walking the earth as it was in the old Frankenstein movies,the genius De Niro made us feel and believe that this creature bears great equal amounts of love and rage and that if he cannot satisfy one ,he'll indulge the other (as he says to frankenstein), Helena Bonham Carter was splendid as Elizabeth,she was like the refreshing breeze in the movie which could decrease the intensity of the bloody scenes, Tom Hulce in the role of Henry was in his friendship to Victor as intimate as the friendship of Horatio to Hamlet, Ian Holm as the baron Frankenstein was very good ,but his part was too small that he couldn't show all his talents, Richard Briers was great in the role of the tender grandfather, and of course Kenneth Branagh himself as Frankenstein was perfect,he could make us pity for Frankenstein rather than hating him. Generally the movie despite its several bloody scenes,makes an intense powerful drama..and makes you saturated with a strange sense of melancholy after seeing it...Branagh's Frankenstein is really a must-see :)))