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Ehky ya Scheherazade (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama | 12 August 2011 (USA)
A female talk show host in Cairo stirs up political controversy when she focuses her on-air discussions on the topic of women's issues.

Director:

Yusri Nasrullah (as Yousry Nasrallah)

Writer:

Wahid Hamid
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Cast

Cast overview:
Mona Zaki ... Hebba Younis
Mahmood Hemaidah ... Adham (as Mahmoud Hemida)
Hasan El-Raddad Hasan El-Raddad ... Karim (as Hassan El Raddad)
Rehab El Gamal Rehab El Gamal ... Safaa
Nahed El Sebaï ... Hanaa
Nesreen Ameen Nesreen Ameen
Sawsan Badr Sawsan Badr ... Amani
Mohamad Ramadan ... (as Mohamed Ramadan)
Menha Batraoui Menha Batraoui
Hussien El Imam Hussien El Imam ... Ahmed Fadlallah
Ahmed Fouad Selim Ahmed Fouad Selim ... Karim's Boss
Ezzat Ibrahim Ezzat Ibrahim
Shady Khalaf Shady Khalaf ... Roshdy
Sanaa Akroud Sanaa Akroud ... Nahed
Fatma Nasser
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Storyline

Karim and Hebba are a young married and loving couple. Both have great careers. Karim is just about to be appointed as editor-in-chief of the greatest governmental newspaper. Hebba is the hostess of much appreciated TV programs about female victims, e.g. daughters who are buried alive because of improper behaviour, people drowning when attempting illegal immigration to Europe. Karim is told that he will only be appointed if his wife avoids political topics. He does persuade her to make programs on ordinary people instead. But her "non-political" programs will become even more repugnant to the authorities. Written by Max Scharnberg, Stockholm, Sweden

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Egypt

Language:

Arabic

Release Date:

12 August 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Femmes du Caire See more »

Filming Locations:

Alexandria, Egypt See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Misr Cinema Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Groups appeared on Facebook calling for a boycott the movie but "Mona Zaki" and the film-makers have defended the movie and stressed that it addresses women's issues. See more »

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a masterpiece among contemporary films
18 May 2012 | by dr_aramanSee all my reviews

TELL ME A STORY: A rare glimpse in to the life of a TV show hostess, who has the courage of conviction to present the unpleasant truth in spite of bureaucratic opposition and innumerable hurdles. Every case presented by her is a reflection on the skewed social system that is reluctant to address the issues that plague many of its members and she gathers enough strength to refuse to take it lying down any longer. Yousry Nasrallah has proved his capability as a versatile director in telling the story so grippingly using the camera to his full advantage. The climax is brilliant and we leave the theater with the satisfaction of viewing a masterpiece among contemporary films.


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