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Hassan wa Morcus (2008)

When the lives of Mahmoud, a Muslim Sheikh (Omar Sharif) and Boulos, a Christian Priest (Adel Imam) are threatened by religious extremists on both sides, the Egyptian government inducts ... See full summary »

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Rami Imam

Writer:

Youssef Maaty (main writer)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adel Imam ... Polles / Hassan Elattar
Omar Sharif ... Hassan / Morcus
Lebleba ... Matilda / Zenat
Muhammad Emam ... Gergis / Emad (as Mohamed Imam)
Sherry Adel ... Mariam / Fatma (as Sherin Adel)
Hanaa El Shorbagy Hanaa El Shorbagy ... Khaireya (as Hanaa Al Shorbagi)
Ezzat Abu Ouf Ezzat Abu Ouf ... General Mokhtar Salem (as Ezzat Abou Aouf)
Hassan Mustafa Hassan Mustafa ... Sheikh Belal
Hala Fakher ... Amina
Aboelhassan Abbas ... (as Abbas Abu El-Hassan)
Youssef Dawood Youssef Dawood ... George (as Youseff Daoud)
Edward Edward ... Hany
Randa El-Behiri Randa El-Behiri ... Nancy (as Randa El Behairy)
Deyaa Al Merghany Deyaa Al Merghany ... (as Diaa El-Merghani)
Mustafa Haridi Mustafa Haridi
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When the lives of Mahmoud, a Muslim Sheikh (Omar Sharif) and Boulos, a Christian Priest (Adel Imam) are threatened by religious extremists on both sides, the Egyptian government inducts them into a witness protection program that requires them to disguise themselves as the Christian Marcus and a Muslim Sheikh, Hassan el-Attar, respectively.When, unwittingly, they move into the same building, a friendship blossoms that must, along with a romance between the protagonists' children, withstand the difficulties of prejudice and social persecution. Written by Robcury

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Egypt

Language:

Arabic

Release Date:

3 July 2008 (Egypt) See more »

Also Known As:

Hassan & Mark See more »

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A false equivalence
14 August 2009 | by karlpovSee all my reviews

The story has its heart in the right place. This is largely a comedy in which two men, a Coptic Christian in hiding and pretending to be a Muslim, and a Muslim in hiding pretending to be a Coptic Christian, become close friends, neither knowing of the other's deception. What will be their reaction when they find that they in fact do not belong to the same religion? The two deceivers are presented as being in equivalent situations, which aids in presenting a tidy can't-we-all-be-friends message but is fundamentally dishonest: the Copts are at the mercy of the majority Muslim population and are constantly persecuted by them. The movie can be enjoyed if you ignore this reality.


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