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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.

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Mohamed Diab

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nelly Karim ... Nagwa
Hani Adel Hani Adel ... Adam
El Sebaii Mohamed El Sebaii Mohamed ... Zein
Ahmed Abdelhamid Hefny Ahmed Abdelhamid Hefny ... Awad
Mahmoud Fares Mahmoud Fares ... Central Force Soldier
Waleed Abdel Ghany Waleed Abdel Ghany ... Nader
Attef Ammar Attef Ammar ... Central Force Officer
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
Khaled Kamel Khaled Kamel
Mohamed Tarek Mohamed Tarek ... Hussein
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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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Conflict is on the Inside.

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Drama | Thriller | War

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Country:

Egypt | France

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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Gross USA:

$18,215, 21 September 2017
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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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Accurate Mirror of Present-day Egypt
24 October 2016 | by necid-70967See all my reviews

After the screening in the London Film Festival, when the director and producer came on stage to speak with the audience (overwhelmingly from the Middle East), more than one person complained to them that the movie had too much humour in it while there was nothing amusing about Egypt's regime and the tragic events that came on the heels of its botched popular revolt. Clash is shot from within the interior of a police van. Inside a group of people - women and men, Islamists and secularists, young and old - are being moved around Cairo. They have all been arbitrarily and violently detained by the security forces during pro- and anti- regime demonstrations taking place on this day, and they are moved around simply because the prisons are already too full. The interactions among the people inside the van and their interactions with the security personnel and others outside it engulf the viewers with claustrophobia, anger, fear, horror, despair, and glimmers of hope that are quickly dispelled. And yes, as the Director explained, there are funny moments, simply because Egyptians are humorous. It is a bold and daring film, exposing all those who took part in it to the risks of the regime's displeasure. It has been approved for screening by the Egyptian censor, but not without some interventions that the director and producer preferred not to recall. All in all, a superb mirror of the suffocating air in present day Egypt.


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