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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.


Jehane Noujaim
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 17 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Ahmed Hassan ... Self - Revolutionary
Khalid Abdalla ... Self - Revolutionary
Magdy Ashour Magdy Ashour ... Self - Revolutionary
Ramy Essam ... Self - Revolutionary
Buthayna Kamel Buthayna Kamel
Aydah El-Kashef ... Self - Revolutionary (as Aida El Kashef)
Ragia Omran Ragia Omran ... Self - 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 ... Self


'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

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The people demand the downfall of the regime.


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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 »


Ahmed Hassan - Revolutionary: The Brotherhood wanted Parliament, and they took it. They wanted the upper house, and they took it. Now, they took the presidency. What else is left?
Revolutionary: Nothing.
Ahmed Hassan - Revolutionary: Then this is the end of the Brotherhood.
Revolutionary: How so? That's ridiculous. They're controlling everthing now. How can you say we will topple the Brotherhood?
Ahmed Hassan - Revolutionary: The more they control, the more people will hate them.
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Featured in The 86th Annual Academy Awards (2014) See more »

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the true story .. the true face
18 January 2014 | by ahmedsalah12See all my reviews

this movie really touched me. it showed the real story. the story has almost been forgotten because of the media,the ruling regime,the soldiers of the old regime ... As an Egyptian and as a participant in the revolution since the 28th of January 2011,I can tell that this movie shows one of the most honest images of the revolution as well as a complete one,of course some events were dropped, but as an overall all major events and the complete story- line of the revolution has been told. Despite being a documentary,it is also very clear that the movie reserved the thriller and the spirit in every single moment. can't agree more about all the opinions stated in it. can't agree more about the sequence and the severity and reactions of the events showed in. But our (the Egyptians) major problem until now is that after 3 years we didn't accomplish the demands and the requests of the revolution. I hope there would be more parts of this movie,more parts until we reclaim our freedom and demands.

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Release Date:

10 January 2014 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt


Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,359, 27 October 2013

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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