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An Egyptian Story

  • Film
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Time Out says

Boldly blending personal and political histories, intercutting its fast-moving fictional scenes with documentary footage, this sort of sequel to Alexandria - Why? follows the fortunes of Chahine's charismatic film-maker hero and alter ego, forced to review his past and learn to love himself by a critical open-heart operation. The occasionally clumsy central conceit - Yehia/Chahine standing trial for his life during surgery - is amply offset by the energy and style of this indulgent, exuberant, and immensely likeable self-portrait.
Written by SJo

Release Details

  • Duration:130 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Youssef Chahine
  • Screenwriter:Youssef Chahine
  • Cast:
    • Nour El-Sherif
    • Yusra
    • Ussama Nadir
    • Magda-El-Khatib
    • Leila Hamada
    • Mohsen Mohieddin
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