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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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Khaled Mansour ...
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Ayman Wattar ...
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Directed by

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Sara Taksler

Written by

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Sara Taksler ... ()

Produced by

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Maziar Bahari ... producer
Alexis Barzin ... behind the scenes producer
Lauren Belfer ... archival producer
Hassan Elmasry ... executive producer
Monica Hampton ... producer
Frederic Rose ... producer
Sara Taksler ... producer

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Paul Tyan

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Wael Gzoly ... (as Wail Gzoly)

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Jamie Canobbio
Thomas M. Vogt
Tyler H. Walk

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Salah Anwar ... assistant editor
Cyril Aris ... assistant editor
Brian Augustus ... assistant editor
Rachel Bozich ... assistant editor / conforming editor
Staley Dietrich ... assistant editor / digital conform editor
Jason Fabbro ... digital intermediate colorist
Nihal Farouk ... assistant editor
Moaz Mahmoud ... assistant editor
Julian McDougald ... digital intermediate producer
Taylor Micelotta ... post-production assistant
Meghan Sims ... assistant editor

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Zane D. Bruce ... foley artist
Edmond J. Coblentz Jr. ... sound effects editor
Kimberly Ellis ... sound editor
Judah Getz ... adr mixer
Lindsay Pepper ... foley artist
Ben Wilkins ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Antony Zeller ... foley mixer

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Juan Alvarez ... motion graphics: technicolor vfx

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Ahmed El-Baz ... camera operator
Amanda Mustard ... camera operator
Ben Pender-Cudlip ... additional camera

Animation Department

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Robin Steele ... animation director
Rodrigo Washington ... design and animation: Technicolor

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Atanas Babaleski ... scoring pro tools engineer
F.A.M.E.'S. Project ... orchestra and studio contractor
Dan Evans Farkas ... music editor
Georgi Hristovski ... score recording engineer
Elshenawy Khaled ... playback singer

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Haitham Mohamed Abdelatey ... Himself: Documentary
Lisa Callif ... clearance counsel
Christina Denicola ... end titles
Samantha Duncan ... production assistant
Arsh Harjani ... production assistant
David Magdael ... publicist
Amina Nada ... production assistant / translator
Soren Nieminen ... production assistant
Kwame Opoku-Duku III ... production assistant
Adam J. Segal ... publicist

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Kate Bass ... thanks

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Щекоча гигантов (Russia)
Runtime
  • 111 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $8,159, 17 Mar 2017

Did You Know?

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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 »
Quotes Bassem Youssef: When you go after a joker, the joke is on you
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