ElBernameg , literally "The Show" is an Egyptian news satire program. The show was hosted by Bassem Youssef on the free-to-air channel Middle East Broadcasting Center (MBC MASR) and its reruns were aired on Deutsche Welle (DW).
Dalia El Guindy
Seldom has Egypt's capital been so evocatively captured. A fly-on-the-wall doc exploring the mysterious and hard-knock reality of a typical Egyptian belly dancer clan in working-class Cairo... See full summary »
Reda Ibrahim Mohamed Ali,
Amira Said Samir Sayed,
Bossy Said Samir Sayed
After (Yaqout) the father left his wife and kids and disappeared for 20 years, the Devil (Wannous) came to his family claiming that he's their father's friend telling them that their father and (Wannous) own millions.
Sheikh Hosny is a blind man who lives with his old mother and his frustrated son in the Kit Kat neighborhood. His son Youssef dreams of going to Europe to find work, and has a relationship ... See full summary »
A man who works in a pharmacy as a part time job to aid his financial status finds out that his father has been exterminated by a savage brute and sought to avenge him, then unlocks a whole melancholic world of crime!
Maged El Kedwany
The Arab Spring in Egypt: From a dictator to free elections, back to a dictatorship. One comedy show united the country and tested the limits of free press. This is the story of Bassem Youssef, a cardiologist turned comedian, the Jon Stewart of Egypt, and his show "The Show".Written by
There was a comedian who created a show similar to our own John Stewart-it was a satire. That program was taken off the air. That's not freedom of expression.
President Abdelfattah Al-Sisi:
I hope you believe me. We had nothing to do with that at all.
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The ending credits include another jab at the Egyptian president: "directed by PRESIDENT EL-SISI" "produced by PRESIDENT EL-SISI" "edited by PRESIDENT EL-SISI" "best boy PRESIDENT EL-SISI" "even better boy PRESIDENT EL-SISI"
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This documentary is more thrilling and touching than any movie I've seen in 2017. It's the story of a charismatic, courageous man who decided to take on the mighty and the powerful with humor.
If you've ever heard and believed the expression "the pen is mightier than the sword", you'll find it is even more true when you understand the literal (original) meaning of pen is feather. For the sword-bearers in this film seem to be even more afraid of a tickling feather than they are of the written word.
Humor and laughter are the most disarming weapons against dictators, but sadly, the times where at least the fool was allowed to speak the truth to the king seem to be long gone.
This film tells one of the most captivating stories I've come across in a long time, and I highly recommend it to any film fan, but in particular to fans of political satire and intelligent comedy. 9 stars out of 10.