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The Square (2013)

Al midan (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary, News | 10 January 2014 (UK)
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A group of Egyptian revolutionaries battle leaders and regimes, risking their lives to build a new society of conscience.

Director:

Jehane Noujaim
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 16 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ahmed Hassan ... Himself - Revolutionary
Khalid Abdalla ... Himself - Revolutionary
Magdy Ashour Magdy Ashour ... Himself - Revolutionary
Ramy Essam ... Himself - Revolutionary
Buthayna Kamel Buthayna Kamel
Aida Elkashef ... Herself - Revolutionary (as Aida El Kashef)
Ragia Omran Ragia Omran ... Herself - Legal Advocate
Pierre Sioufi Pierre Sioufi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dina Abdullah Dina Abdullah
Dina Amer Dina Amer
Sarah Amer Sarah Amer ... (Assistant Producer / Media Coordinator)
Sherif Boray Sherif Boray
Khaled Nagy Khaled Nagy
Salma Saied Salma Saied
Ahmed Salama Ahmed Salama ... Himself
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Storyline

'The Square' is an intimate observational documentary that tells the real story of the ongoing struggle of the Egyptian Revolution through the eyes of six very different protesters. Starting in the tents of Tahrir in the days leading up to the fall of Mubarak, we follow our characters on a life-changing journey through the euphoria of victory into the uncertainties and dangers of the current 'transitional period' under military rule, where everything they fought for is now under threat or in balance. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The people demand the downfall of the regime.

Genres:

Documentary | News

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Netflix | Official Facebook | See more »

Country:

UK | Egypt | USA

Language:

Arabic | English

Release Date:

10 January 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,359, 27 October 2013

Gross USA:

$124,244

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$124,244
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film is both the first Kickstarter (crowd-sourced) film to be nominated for an Oscar, but it is also the first film released by Netflix to receive a nomination. See more »

Quotes

Ahmed Hassan - Revolutionary: The leaders play on top. The people pay the price for everything. The people always pay the price.
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Incredible Documentary, A Must See
10 December 2013 | by tvstewSee all my reviews

This is a very important documentary. Not only is it a historical record from the people's perspective of the revolution in Tehrir Square, it's a message to the world about the power of the people and human consciousness awakening in the face of oppression. You can't really comprehend this as a news story until you see the immense outpouring of emotion and energy that was (and still is) created by the Egyptian people from the ground level. I learned a lot about the struggle and situation in Egypt from this film. This should be a must see for young people all over the world. This film has been revised since it's earlier form (to take advantage of recent events) so I can only speak to it's current form but the editing assistance from Pedro Kos can't be understated. A tour de force by director Jehane Noujaim and amazing footage from their crew. This is a powerful, must see documentary.


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