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Chaos, This Is (2007)

Heya fawda (original title)
Egyptian movie deals with the issue of corruption in Egypt and the Egyptian police excesses, embodies all of this in the character of the police officer, "Hatem".
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Cast

Credited cast:
Khaled Saleh ... Hatem
Menna Shalabi ... Nour
Youssef El Sherif ... Cherif
Hala Sedki ... Wedad
Hala Fakher ... Baheya
Amr Abdulgalil ... Samy (as Amr Abdel Gelil)
Dorra Zarrouk Dorra Zarrouk ... Selvia
Abdullah Mosharraf Abdullah Mosharraf
Rola Mahmoud Rola Mahmoud ... School Teacher
Safwa Safwa ... Somaya
Maher Salim Maher Salim
Ahmed Yehia Ahmed Yehia
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ahmed Fouad Selim Ahmed Fouad Selim
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Storyline

Choubra, cosmopolitan neighborhood of Cairo. Hatem, maggoty police officer, handles this neighborhood with an iron hand. Every single citizen fears and hates him. Only Nour, a young woman he lusts after, dares stand up to him. But Nour is secretly in love with Cherif, brilliant and uncorrupted deputy public prosecutor. Green with envy, Hatem comes between. He wants Nour for himself. He whipsaws her and turns her life into a nightmare. The story of a frustrated love like Choubra experiences some since the mists of time. Written by Hassan Said

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

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Country:

France | Egypt

Language:

Arabic

Release Date:

28 November 2007 (Egypt) See more »

Also Known As:

Chaos, This Is See more »

Filming Locations:

Cairo, Egypt

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The last movie of the Egyptian director "Youssef shahin" a person who still worried about his home issues. See more »

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No monster can beat the people
2 January 2010 | by spam_nimishSee all my reviews

'Chaos' is a simple but motivating film which not only gives us a glimpse of life in the busy city of Cairo in Egypt but also unwraps the supposed corruption that has infected law and order. The movie shows that the law enforcers can't abuse and twist the law for their own selfish purposes forever and that the strength of the people shall always bring down those who oppress the people.

The movie has displayed some amazing talent in Khaled Saleh "Hatem". The story shows how monsters like him get created. Although, there is considerable room for improvement both in the story and the acting, overall the performances are good and honest.

Do watch this good-defeats-evil movie not just for the story but for the overall great performances and its setting in the sultry city along the Nile.


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