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An Egyptian Story (1982)

Hadduta misrija (original title)
In the middle of his own heart surgery, an Egyptian filmmaker remembers his life. In fact his old self, as a child, is accused of attempted murder of his new self. Through the metaphoric ... See full summary »

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Youssef Chahine

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Youssef Chahine
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Oussama Nadir Oussama Nadir ... Yehia as Child
Mohsen Mohieddin ... Yehia as Young Man
Nour El-Sherif ... Yehia (as Nour El-Cherif)
Ahmed Mehrez Ahmed Mehrez
Mohamed Mounir Mohamed Mounir
Ragaa Hussein Ragaa Hussein ... (as Raga Hussein)
Seif Abdelrahman ... (as Seif El Dine)
Youssra ... Amal
Hanan ... Nadia child
Layla Hamadah Layla Hamadah ... Nadia young girl (as Laila Hamada)
Magda El-Khatib ... Nadia
Ragaa Al-Gidawy Ragaa Al-Gidawy ... (as Raga El Geddaoui)
Soheir El Monasterli Soheir El Monasterli
Andrew Dinwoodie Andrew Dinwoodie
Abdulhadi Anwr Abdulhadi Anwr ... (as Abdel Hadi Anwar)
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In the middle of his own heart surgery, an Egyptian filmmaker remembers his life. In fact his old self, as a child, is accused of attempted murder of his new self. Through the metaphoric trial, we are drawn into his life in relation with the Egyptian revolution, his constant need for success, and the effect the American Dream has on him. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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Country:

Egypt

Language:

Arabic

Release Date:

3 August 1983 (France) See more »

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The Egyptian version of "All that Jazz" See more »

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Follows Alexandria... Why? (1979) See more »

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Hadduta Misrija
by Mohamed Mounir
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A mix worth seeing
4 May 2002 | by Theatre_GuySee all my reviews

An interesting mix of the struggles of an independent international filmmaker, combining surrealism and recent Egyptian history.

There are elements of "8 1/2" and "All That Jazz" in the story of a film maker who faces a trial in which the child and young man he was testify against the person he has become. The surrealist settings are cheap but fun and the central performance is nicely done. The many characters and switches in time are a bit complex and it helps to have a little knowledge of modern Egyptian history, but there is humor and insight worth your time.


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