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Cairo Station ()

Bab el hadid (original title)
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Kinawi, a physically challenged peddler who makes his living selling newspapers in the central Cairo train station, is obsessed by Hannouma, an attractive young woman who sells drinks. While... See more »

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Abu Siri (as Farid Chawki)
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Hanuma
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Qinawi
Hassan el Baroudi ...
Madbouli (as H. el Baroudy)
Abdel Aziz Khalil ...
Abu Gaber
Naima Wasfy ...
Hallawatim (as Naima Wasfi)
Said Khalil
Abdel Ghani Nagdi
Loutfi El Hakim
Abdel Hamid Bodaoha
F. El Demerdache
Said El Araby
Ahmed Abaza
Hana Abdel Fattah
Safia Sarwat
Asaad Kellada ...
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Sherine
Soheir
Esmat Mahmoud
Nawal Morsi
Gharib Moawad
Mohamed Mazhar
Galal Issa
Mahrous El Garhi
Ahmed El Tantawi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
S. Abdel Aziz
Sayyed El Araby

Directed by

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Youssef Chahine

Written by

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Mohamed Abu Youssef ... (dialogue)
 
Abdel Hai Adib ... (writer)

Produced by

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Gabriel Talhami ... producer

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Fouad El-Zahry ... (as Fouad El Zahiri)

Cinematography by

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Alevise Orfanelli ... (as Alvise)

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Kamal Abul Ela

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M. Saleh ... negative cutter
Shoushou ... negative cutter

Art Direction by

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Gabriel Karraze

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Abbas Helmy ... (as Abbas Helmi)

Makeup Department

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Sayed Mohamad ... makeup artist
Hamdi Rafaat ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Mohamed Hagad ... director of production (as Mohamad Haggag)
Haig Kevorkian ... director of production

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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M. Abou Youssef ... first assistant director
M. Gamal El-Din ... second assistant director (as M. Gamal Eldine)

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Aziz Fadel ... sound engineer
A. Mohamad ... sound assistant

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Massoud Issa ... camera operator

Music Department

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Miklós Rózsa ... composer: stock music (uncredited)

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Toutou Khoury ... laboratory chief
H. Kirollos ... assistant director of production
Chaffik Rizk ... dialogue supervisor

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Plot Summary

Kinawi, a physically challenged peddler who makes his living selling newspapers in the central Cairo train station, is obsessed by Hannouma, an attractive young woman who sells drinks. While she treats Kinawi in a sympathetic way and jokes with him about a possible relationship, She is actually in love with Abu Sri', a strong and respected porter at the station who is struggling to unionize his fellow workers to combat their boss' exploitative and abusive treatment. Written by Anonymous

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Also Known As
  • The Iron Gate (World-wide, English title)
  • Cairo Station (United States)
  • Gare centrale (France)
  • Estação Central de Cairo (Brazil)
  • Keskusasema (Finland)
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  • 77 min
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Trivia Official submission of Egypt for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 31st Academy Awards in 1959. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Sex & Melodrama (2011). See more »

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