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Clash (2016)

Eshtebak (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller, War | 27 July 2016 (Egypt)
Set entirely in an 8m police truck, a number of detainees from different political and social backgrounds are brought together by fate, during the turmoil that followed the ousting of former president Morsi from power.

Director:

Mohamed Diab
11 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nelly Karim ... Nagwa
Hani Adel Hani Adel ... Adam (as Hany Adel)
El Sebaii Mohamed El Sebaii Mohamed ... Zein (as Mohamed El Sebaey)
Mohamed ElSouisy Mohamed ElSouisy ... Ouais (as Mohamed El Souisy)
Ahmed Abdelhamid Hefny Ahmed Abdelhamid Hefny ... Awad (as Ahmed Abdel Hamid)
Mahmoud Fares Mahmoud Fares ... Central Force Soldier
Waleed Abdel Ghany Waleed Abdel Ghany ... Nader
Attef Ammar Attef Ammar ... Central Force Officer (as Atef Ammar)
Tarek Abdel Aziz Tarek Abdel Aziz ... Hossam
Hosny Sheta Hosny Sheta ... Fisho
Ahmed Dash ... Faris
Ahmed Malek ... Mans
Mohamed Abdel Azim Mohamed Abdel Azim ... Radwan
Gamil Barsoum Gamil Barsoum ... Salah (as Gameel Barsoum)
Khaled Kamel Khaled Kamel ... (as Khaled Kamal)
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Set entirely in an 8m police truck, a number of detainees from different political and social backgrounds are brought together by their inevitable fate, during the turmoil that followed the ousting of former president Morsi from power. Written by MAD Solutions

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Taglines:

Conflict is on the Inside.

Genres:

Drama | Thriller | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Egypt | France | Germany

Language:

Arabic | English

Release Date:

27 July 2016 (Egypt) See more »

Also Known As:

Clash See more »

Filming Locations:

Cairo, Egypt

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$18,215

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$143,121
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Official submission of Egypt for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 89th Academy Awards in 2017. See more »

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A pulsating thriller set within the confines of a police van traversing through Cairo during the riots
12 January 2017 | by postsenthilSee all my reviews

After almost three decades of dictatorial reign, when the government of President Hosni Mubarak was overthrown by the events following Tahrir Square in 2011, popular elections brought Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood to power in Egypt. However, his radical religious agenda drove a deep wedge in a multi-ethnic society and after a popular, violent uprising by his opponents in 2013, the army took control. This pushed the country on the brink of civil war. Egypt became a chaotic crucible and was enveloped in a season of daily protests on the streets between supporters of Muslim Brotherhood who felt that their democratically elected government was unfairly unseated and supporters of the army who sought an end to the fundamentalist regime of the Muslim Brotherhood.

The film captures one such day when protests break out in various parts of Cairo between these opposing factions. The entire movie is set and has been filmed within the confines of a police van which has been deployed on the street. While it starts with the arrest of an Egyptian born journalist working with the Associated Press covering the clashes along with his local freelance cameraman, the van is quickly filled up with a motley assembly of people cutting across the spectrum of age, economic status and owing their allegiance to either side of the ideological divide. Tempers fray with the supporters of Muslim Brotherhood and the pro-army group find themselves at each other's throats and find that their strength of ideological conviction is put to a litmus test by this sticky situation. As the cops try to shepherd the police van to safety traversing through treacherous streets of midtown Cairo filled with rioting mobs, the van - literally as well as figuratively - becomes a simmering cauldron ready to explode.

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