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678 (2010)

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

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Mohamed Diab

Writer:

Mohamed Diab (original screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nelly Karim ... Seba
Bushra ... Fayzah (as Boshra)
Maged El-Kidwani ... Essam (as Maged El Kedwany)
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 Goubran Yara Goubran ... Amina
Marwa Mahran Marwa Mahran ... Magda
Motaz El Demerdash Motaz El Demerdash ... Himself
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 the usual imagery of 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 to be nonexistent. Women of all ages, regardless of their attire, are sexually objectified and abused on a daily basis, tolerating silently the perverted needs of male passengers. How could a woman defend herself from such an assault, shield herself from the anguish and the shame of 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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Country:

Egypt

Language:

Arabic

Release Date:

22 December 2010 (Egypt) See more »

Also Known As:

Kairo 678 See more »

Filming Locations:

Cairo, Egypt See more »

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Production Co:

New Century Production See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color (35 mm version)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie share in "Palm Springs" Film Festival, in California in 2012. 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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Connections

Referenced in Estrenos Críticos: La despedida de David (2011) See more »

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Thought-provoking
8 March 2015 | by Histoire et FictionSee all my reviews

Three women of different social backgrounds decide to fight back after being the victims of repeated assaults by men in the street or in the bus. This movie manages to address the delicate issue of sexual assaults on women in a very interesting way: each character has a unique standpoint and no moral judgment is imposed in the end. There is a little zest of comedy in the tragedy, some truly powerful and positive moments, and despite some stereotypical characters, the film avoids caricature. The three heroines are credible and endearing. Their relationships with men are complex, and it is hard not to ask yourself: What would I do if I faced the same challenges as they face? A perfect movie to watch on 8 March... International Women's Day.


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