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Tewfik Saleh (1927–2013)

The director of seven shorts and seven full-length feature films, Saleh graduated in 1949 in English literature and was trained in cinema in Paris until 1951. Tewfik Saleh's oeuvre is the only one in Egyptian cinema which may be considered purely "Third Worldist". All his films deal with social injustice, underdevelopment, political abuse and the ... See full bio »


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(age 86) in Cairo, Egypt

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The Dupes Director
Long Days Director


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 1996 Fools' Alley
 1981 Long Days
 1972 The Dupes (writer)
 1968 Diary of a Country Prosecutor (screenplay)
 1968 The Rebels (writer)
 1962 Struggle of the Heroes (Screenplay)
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 1964 Code Name: Tiger (assistant director: Egypt - as Tewfick Saleh)
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 2014 Tahar Chériaa: A l'Ombre du Baobab (Documentary)
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