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Fallen Angels Paradise (1999)

Gannat al shayateen (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy | 23 August 2000 (France)
A formerly successful man dies then his semi-crazy daughter makes arrangements while his street thug friends take the corpse out for one last night.

Director:

Osama Fawzy (as Oussama Fawzi)

Writers:

Jorge Amado (novel), Moustafa Zekri (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mahmood Hemaidah ... Tabl / Moneer Rasmi (as Mahmoud Hemida)
Lebleba ... Hobba
Caroline Khalil Caroline Khalil ... Salwa
Safwa Safwa ... Shawkia
Amr Waked ... Nonna
Sari Al Nagar Sari Al Nagar ... Adel
Saleh Fahmi Saleh Fahmi ... Boussy
Sa'eed Saleh Sa'eed Saleh ... George
Menha Batraoui Menha Batraoui ... The Wife (as Menha Al Batrawi)
Menha Zeytoun Menha Zeytoun ... The Aunt
Maged El Kedwany ... Atef
Kamal Soleiman Kamal Soleiman ... Abou Rasha
Rafat Ragi Rafat Ragi ... Halim
Geena Geena ... The Girl Driver
Mohamed Dardiri Mohamed Dardiri ... The Doctor (as Mohamad Dardiri)
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A formerly successful man dies then his semi-crazy daughter makes arrangements while his street thug friends take the corpse out for one last night.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Egypt

Language:

Arabic

Release Date:

23 August 2000 (France) See more »

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Fallen Angels Paradise See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Strange but worthwhile
27 July 2002 | by JohnSealSee all my reviews

I'm not familiar with the Jorge Amado novel that formed the basis for this film, but the result is certainly somewhat unsettling and quite odd. After the death of an elderly drunk, friends remove his gold teeth and try to pawn them, only to learn that the teeth aren't really gold. Meanwhile the corpse is taken to the mortuary where it is shaved, cleaned, and prepared for burial--and given two new front teeth to boot. The friends (and with friends like these...) sneak into the mortuary, steal the body, and take it for a midnight ride in their car. Compelling and strangely watchable, Paradise of the Fallen Angels is not what one might expect from an Egyptian film. It's willfully perverse and darkly humourous and is a million miles away from the beautiful and serious cinema of Iran, for example. If you want to see an example of art from an Islamic country that has neither political nor religious overtones, here it is.


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