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The Blazing Sun (1954)

Siraa Fil-Wadi (original title)
A rich landlord floods and destroys a village on purpose to prevent the people living there from making a profit off their crops. What he doesn't know is that his own daughter is in love with Ahmed, a young man from the village.


Youssef Chahine
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Credited cast:
Faten Hamamah ... Amal (as Fetan Hamamah)
Omar Sharif ... Ahmed
Zaki Rustum Zaki Rustum ... Taher Pasha
Farid Shawqi ... Actor (as Farid Chawky)
Abdulwareth Asar Abdulwareth Asar
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hamdy Gheith ... Selim
Abdelghani Kamar Abdelghani Kamar ... (as Abdel Ghani Kamar)
Ahmed Abdel Wareth Ahmed Abdel Wareth


The film revolves around a young Ahmed, who works as an agronomist, and who returns to his village in the south of the valley, where his father works as Headmaster cultivation, Vinjeh in improving the reeds strain. Then loves daughter Basha since they were young, but rivaled the Basha secretary who coveted in the marriage of Nadia .. coincided with anger Basha him because he has a monopoly on the export of sugar cane after optimization conducted by him, exploited Basha dispute between Sheikh Homestead and the beholder is called Basha, secretary fire on the beholder and fabricating the charge to Sheikh Homestead and start enmity between Ahmad and Ibn Sheikh Homestead to avenge his father. Written by Mohamed basem

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Crime | Drama | Romance


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This movie has been Ranked among the top 100 movies in the history of Egyptian cinema. See more »


At the beginning of the final confrontation the villain fires three shots from his rifle in very quick succession. He is using a double-barreled hunting rifle, so he would have had to reload in the meantime which is simply impossible. See more »


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Best Egyption movie ever made
25 September 2002 | by islamxSee all my reviews

I have watched this movie maybe 20 times till now ,and every time i got out with the feeling that this movie is great , it gives you a great picture about Egypt before 1952 , The land owner that control the farmers (Basha) and treat them like salves , the killing circle (Al-Tar) that is well known in upper Egypt , and the love story that will never change with time , and the evil and greedy people that never get enough , it is all in this movies.

The uncountable number of stars with a very talented director gave us this state of art movie

My rate is 10/10 Watch it and then watch it again

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Release Date:

1 March 1954 (Egypt) See more »

Also Known As:

The Blazing Sun See more »

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Production Co:

Nile Cinema Company See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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