Tag Archives: Egypt

Omaret yakobean / The Yacoubian Building (2006) Marwan Hamed, Adel Imam, Nour El-Sherif, Youssra, Drama

Omaret yakobean AKA The Yacoubian Building (2006)
Cairo: a 70-year-old building of once-luxury flats with tenements on the roof. Zika, an aging libertine, feuds with his sister. Pius Haj Azzam takes a second wife, in secret, to satisfy sexual drive within religious bounds. Bothayna, poor and beautiful, supports her family, wanting to do so with dignity intact. Her former fiancé, Taha, the janitor’s son, humiliated by the police, turns to fundamentalism. Hatem, a gay editor, seduces and corrupts a young man from the sticks. Two brothers, Copts, one a tailor and one Zika’s factotum, connive for property. Allah is on most everyone’s lips, and corruption is in their hearts. European values, both refined and worldly, provide a subtext.
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Maweed maa maghoul / Rendezvous with a Stranger (1959) Atef Salem, Samia Gamal, Samia Glowalla, Hussein Kamal, Crime, Drama, Mystery

Rendezvous with a Stranger (1959)
The gang of murdering a factory personnel manager to facilitate the task of financial aid to the smuggling abroad through the factory, one of the staff stick to the charge, he will flee to Sudan, and up the brother of the owner of the plant from the outside, and meet favorite sister of the accused young man, marry her and his wife give birth to a child. The wife continue to contact her brother secretly in an attempt to find a way for his acquittal.
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El Achrar / The Bad Guys (1970) Houssam El-Din Mustafa, Rushdy Abaza, Adel Adham, Amira, Action, Crime, Thriller

El Achrar AKA The Bad Guys (1970)
An adventure of money, love and betrayal in the deserts of Egypt at the site of El Alamein battle of WWII. Great locations and photography and non stop action, one of the best Egyptian thrillers. Three smugglers in their way back from the boarders after a successful operation but greed takes over and one of the three is killed, the last two must work together but they can never trust each other again, one steals the money but he discovers it’s counterfeit and now they have to find the dead partner’s daughter to retrieve the real money, a new friend of the girl join the adventure after helping her dying father and learned about the money where about the four go deep in a WWII landmines area to reach the hidden stash; fighting against the desert sun, storms, outlaws, thirst and above all each other as schemes of love and betrayal continues.
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