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Cairo 678 (2010)

678 (original title)
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Unfolds the poignant story of three women and their search for justice from the daily plight of sexual harassment in Egypt.

Director:

Mohamed Diab

Writer:

Mohamed Diab (original screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Nelly Karim ... Seba
Bushra ... Fayzah (as Boshra)
Maged El-Kidwani ... Essam
Bassem Samra ... Adel
Nahed El Sebaï ... Nelly
Ahmad El-Fishawi ... Sherif (as Ahmed El Feshawy)
Sawsan Badr Sawsan Badr ... Mother of Nelly
Omar El Saeed Omar El Saeed ... Omar
Yara Gubran Yara Gubran ... Amina
Marwa Mahran Marwa Mahran ... Magda
Motaz El Demerdash Motaz El Demerdash ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fify El Sebaay Fify El Sebaay
Aly Mourad Aly Mourad ... Shop Customer 1
Mohammed Aly Rizk Mohammed Aly Rizk ... (as Mohamed Ali)
Ibrahim Salah Ibrahim Salah
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Storyline

In the bustling streets of Cairo, overflowed with people hurrying to their work, life advances in hectic rhythms. Traffic congestion, noise and buses crammed with men and women--this is usual for a big city on its way to progress. But, underneath this cloak of normality, a particular type of crime thrives in the small-scale world of public transportation--so subtle and elusive to the untrained eye--that seems, practically, nonexistent. Women of all ages, regardless of their attire, are sexually objectified and abused on a daily basis, silently tolerating the perverted needs of male passengers. Under those circumstances, how can a woman defend herself from their assaults; shield herself against the anguish and the shame of the repeated harassment, when a nation's male population remains untouched by this obscenity? Written by Nick Riganas

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Based On True Stories.

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Drama

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Won Best Actor & Best Actress awards at the 2010 Dubai International Film Festival. See more »

Quotes

Essam: Look here, Maher. I don't care about the sexual harassment, as long as I don't have a complaint.
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References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

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A feather in the director's cap
18 May 2012 | by dr_aramanSee all my reviews

CAIRO 6,7,8:

Mohamed Diab, the director should be congratulated for this gripping presentation of the silent humiliation suffered by Egyptian women and the courage of three women in fighting back against all odds. If Fayza's simple step brings he system to the point of examining its flaws, Seba and Nelly garner the much needed support to provide a platform for the voice of the suffering women. The sound track is excellent and the editing is superb, providing the best support to the clear and commendable cinematography. All the characters have acted so well, it looks as if it is happening in our presence. One of the best films destined to change the perspective of the society in the way it allows such gross injustice to go unpunished. The end is dramatic and deeply touching, adding a feather in the director's cap.


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Country:

Egypt

Language:

Arabic

Release Date:

22 December 2010 (Egypt) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Cairo, Egypt See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$669,933
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Production Co:

New Century Production See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (35 mm version)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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