In the culminating months before the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, four young friends spend a casual evening roaming their native Cairo before an unexpected altercation fatefully transforms one of them into an unlikely revolutionary symbol. A social coming-of-age drama / comedy in the neorealist tradition about the dark side of revolt and the last moments of young adulthood, shot on location guerrilla-style by two blokes from Greece and Egypt constantly on the lookout for cops seeking to confiscate their cameras.
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Cairo Year Zero is a short extract from Volonakis and Medhat's feature, Hate Your City, a film three years in the making. In late 2013, when their budget to complete the feature ran out, the two decided to restructure the subplot as its own self-contained narrative and send it to festivals. The short now serves as a standalone prequel to the feature. It is uncertain whether Hate Your City will contain flashbacks to the events of Cairo Year Zero, as it did in the original script, or if they will merely be referenced in character exposition. See more
References Germany Year Zero
Take Me To Metebelis
written and performed by Gentleman Lugosi See more