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Sheikh Jackson (2017)

Not Rated | | Drama | 2017 (Egypt)
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An Islamic cleric has a crisis of faith when he hears the news that his childhood idol, Michael Jackson, has died.

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Amr Salama
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Credited cast:
Ahmad El-Fishawi ... Sheikh Khaled Hani
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Salma Abu-Deif ... Sherine - Teenager
Mohamed Al Ahmady Mohamed Al Ahmady
Omar Ayman Altounji Omar Ayman Altounji ... Khaled - Child (as Omar Ayman)
Basma ... Dr. Nour
Hazem Ehab Hazem Ehab ... Sherif
Maged El Kedwany ... Hani (Khaled's Father)
Mahmoud El-Bezzawy Mahmoud El-Bezzawy ... Khaled's Uncle
Shahira Fahmy
Ibrahim Farah Ibrahim Farah
Mahmoud Gomaa Mahmoud Gomaa
Amina Khalil Amina Khalil ... Aisha (Khaled's Wife)
Ahmed Malek ... Teenaged Khaled
Marwa Mohamed Marwa Mohamed
Yasmin Raeis ... Sherine (adult)
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On the 25th of June 2009, the news of Michael Jackson's death took the world by storm affecting many people, especially an Islamic cleric whose nickname was "Jackson" during his school days. But what does a preacher have in common with the King of Pop? Written by Carthage Film Festival

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Ahmed Malek and Ahmad El-Fishawi got their roles without any auditions. See more »

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Features Beyoncé: Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) (2008) See more »

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I'd pay to watch it again
12 October 2017 | by basel-rafatSee all my reviews

Since I started watching movies when I was 10 years old, I've kept a collection of movies on my hard drive. Each movie I loved or thought was worth my time, I'd add to my hard drive. The list is almost at 25 movies now, and today, Sheikh Jackson earned a spot on it. The first non-English movie to enter that list so far.

I can't promise anything but I'll try to keep the spoilers minor in what's to come.

We start our journey with our Sheikh(who has no first name as far ahead as the mid-end of the movie) in a dream. Basically, a dream that paints us half the picture of our protagonist. He fears death, not only because it's, you know, Death, but because it means that his chance to improve his good-standing with god is gone. And so we start at the depth of our character and continue exploring it outwards.

Later, we get to catch glimpses of his childhood, and adolescence. Both well-acted and well-written. We witness the emotional traumas he goes through during these periods and how they made him what he is today. El-Kedwany plays a master-class part in portraying the child and adolescent Sheikh's father. He joins both abusive and preaching characteristics in a well-developed character.

To steer off giving any major spoilers, of what I think is a movie not just about a story or some events, I will just give a final opinion of what I saw the main character as. He is a very religious man, though not a fanatic. A good man, albeit flawed and haunted. A sad man, an imprisoned man, although with no warden but himself.


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Arabic

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