Mahmoud was part of the armed groups coerced by the Egyptian Government which carried out attacks on protestors in Tahir Square the 2nd of February 2011. Since then, Mahmoud has lost his ...
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Mahmoud was part of the armed groups coerced by the Egyptian Government which carried out attacks on protestors in Tahir Square the 2nd of February 2011. Since then, Mahmoud has lost his job, been subjected to humiliating treatment, and been ostracized by his own community that live close to the Pyramids. He and his family are close to despair when he meets Reem, a secular young Egyptian divorcee and modern-thinker who works in advertising. Reem is a fervent ecologist who lives in a wealthy neighbourhood of Cairo. This will be the encounter of two people but also of two different worlds.Written by
MK2 Productions [fr]
An attempt to document post revolution social changes
The film focuses on the lives of three characters: Reem, Mahmoud and Fatma. Reem being the upper class politically active idealist tries to help Mahmoud and Fatma, the couple from Nazlet Semman who are a suffering from the economic problems after the revolution.
I might have had some difficulty understanding the motives of the characters, specially Reem who is very complicated. Fatma's character was the most annoying, the actress' performance was very weak. Honestly i expected a lot more from Yousry Nasrallah because i couldn't get over the melodramatic scenes and the over the top acting. But i kind of understand the difficulty of making a film about revolution that is not finished yet.. must have been very confusing for the filmmakers who refused to give up on the project but their confusion and struggle was showing through the characters. I gave "After the battle" an 8 because it had one of the most poetic film endings i have ever seen.
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