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Tickling Giants (2016)

TV-14 | | Documentary | 10 April 2017 (Egypt)
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While the Egyptian revolution of 2011 is underway, surgeon turned comedian Bassem Youssef airs a television show that makes him popular to his countrymen but disliked by the government.

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Sara Taksler

Writer:

Sara Taksler
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Credited cast:
Bassem Youssef ... Self
Jon Stewart ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shadi Alfons ... Self
Khaled Mansour Khaled Mansour ... Self
Ayman Wattar Ayman Wattar ... Self
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Storyline

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 Madeingermany

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President Abdelfattah Al-Sisi: I'm talking about a collapsing country. People must understand that, and stand by us with it. Whoever visualizes it differently wants to sabotage Egypt.
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Crazy Credits

Disclaimer at the beginning of the movie. (Arabic scrolling text, with English voiceover)

Please use caution when trying any techniques used in this movie. Speaking out against oppressive regimes may cause side effects such as: headaches, mood swings, sweating, indigestion, loss of appetite, loss of sleep, loss of home, loss of friends, loss of constitutionally guaranteed rights, death, and vaginal dryness. This movie may not be appropriate for all audiences: If you are a dictator please leave the room now. See more »

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Great , informative , Elegant
1 May 2019 | by amtay-79406See all my reviews

Really enjoyed every minute of it especially those clips of bassem's daughter Nadia .. i think that this movie is really a big step towards achieving real democracy in Egypt


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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 2017 (Egypt) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Cairo, Egypt See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,159, 19 March 2017

Gross USA:

$51,499

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$51,499
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