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Iskanderija, kaman oue kaman (1989)

Not Rated | | Drama | 20 June 1990 (France)
During a hunger strike by Egyptian film industry, Yehia, famous Egyptian director, finds himself obsessed with Amir, the leading man in one of his movies and Nadia, a woman he desires to work with.

Directors:

Youssef Chahine, Khairiya A-Mansour (co-director)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Youssra ... Nadia
Youssef Chahine ... Yehia
Hussein Fahmy ... Stelio
Hesham Selim ... (as Hisham Selim)
Tahiyyah Karyuka ... Tahia (as Tahia Carioca)
Huda Sultan Huda Sultan ... (as Hoda Sultan)
Ragaa Hussein Ragaa Hussein
Seif Abdelrahman ... (as Seif el Din)
Abla Kamel Abla Kamel
Hassan El Adl Hassan El Adl
Ahmed El Hariri Ahmed El Hariri
Menha Batraoui Menha Batraoui ... Gigi (as Menha El-Batrawi)
Tewfik Saleh Tewfik Saleh
Zaky Fateen Abdel Wahab Zaky Fateen Abdel Wahab ... Guindi (as Zaki Abdel Wahab)
Mohammed Tawfik Mohammed Tawfik ... (as Mohamed Tewfik)
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During a hunger strike by Egyptian film industry, Yehia, famous Egyptian director, finds himself obsessed with Amir, the leading man in one of his movies and Nadia, a woman he desires to work with.

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Official submission of Egypt for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 63rd Academy Awards in 1991. See more »

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

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Chahine is looking into a mirror alone!
11 April 2009 | by fady_gamalSee all my reviews

It is from the rights for any film maker to make a movie talking about himself, his own life, his personal weakness, his very personal struggles. But the only condition for this is to create a film that is: (1) beautiful. (2) can be seen and appreciated by anyone else. The problem here with Chahine is that he didn't consider people watching this piece of film. I admit it is beautiful, somewhat attractive and well directed. The songs are touching. If you are a big fan of chahine you will feel interested to see him in person act, dance, sing, and casually involved with real actors and country people in the film. But the question here is i may not be concerned to know about this very personal struggling of him. I got the feeling that Chahine talks to himself loudly in this film and it may be rude of me to listen to him! I have nothing to do with his problems with his first actor or with his eternal Hamlet dream. He might have inserted the story of the artists strike and so on for this very same reason. He wanted us to feel it is a general film for anyone not only for him.

According to me, a good autobiography film means that the director is looking into his own mirror but with the audience appearing with him. Here i felt that Chahine is alone in the mirror. My advice for you, if you like Chahine watch the film, but don't expect a masterpiece.


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20 June 1990 (France) See more »

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Alexandria Again and Forever See more »

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