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Heliopolis (2009)

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8 characters skew lifelines that never really intersect in the suburb of Heliopolis in Cairo within a frame of time of 24 hours all in a very stagnant state and never achieving goals.


Ahmad Abdalla


Ahmad Abdalla (screenplay)
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview:
Kal Naga ... Ibrahim (as Khaled Abol Naga)
Yousra El Lozy ... Yosra
Hanan Motawie Hanan Motawie ... Ingy (as Hanan Metaweh)
Hani Adel Hani Adel ... Hany
Aida Abdel Aziz Aida Abdel Aziz ... Vera
Atef Yousef Atef Yousef ... Ali
Aya Soliman Aya Soliman ... Maha
Mahmoud El Lozy Mahmoud El Lozy ... Photographer
Mahmoud Hamdy Mahmoud Hamdy ... Police Officer
Mohamed Breaka Mohamed Breaka ... The Soldier (as Mohamed Brequa)
Hind Sabri ... Nagla (voice) (as Hend Sabri)
Christine Solomon ... Gothic Girl
Tamer El Said Tamer El Said ... Friend


This film takes place during one night in the quiet neighborhood of Heliopolis in Cairo. The films jumps between the stories of six people. While a soldier stands on guard and a hotel receptionists disappears in her imaginary life in Paris, a couple is hunting for an apartment, Ibrahim is researching minorities, and Hany is preparing to migrate to Canada. None of them will achieve what they intended to achieve today. The day will be repeated almost identically tomorrow. Written by Writer

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Once upon a place... Heliopolis again and again..




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Nagla: [Nagla] It is strange how much we change, though nothing really changes.
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deep flow
25 December 2010 | by ammaral33See all my reviews

Actually, I saw the film lately.... but I liked so much.. where I liked the moving of the camera...the selecting of the soundtracks of the film.. using Abdel wahab songs... moving in the streets .. the lights and the time of screening.. was awesome... I do not know ... but the movie make you stand to see the next camera move ... the action of the acting.... you may want to listen to the dialog .. but sometimes you feel that there is a pretended action ... especially in dealing with the merchants or the store owners in the korba...something pull you out the scene and then push you again in the forward scene....

Overall I enjoyed the film ... and searched for the director A abdulah .... and I may say .. Like the mohmmad khan film ( Heliopolis flat) as I remember ... depend on the reaction of the actors .. and the camera flowing .... In this film the picture is the icon and the soundtracks are compatible with the moving pictures ... I recommend to watch a film and move quietly between the actors and their situations

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Arabic | French

Release Date:

1 December 2009 (Egypt) See more »

Also Known As:

Héliopolis See more »

Filming Locations:

Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt


Box Office


EGP5,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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