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EL AKHAR

Un Certain Regard - Opening Film
Directed by :
Youssef CHAHINE 
Country:
FRANCE, EGYPT
Duration:
106.00 minutes

Synopsis

Love at first sight, marriage... Adam and Hanane are deeply infatuated with each other. She, an Egyptian of modest parents, is a journalist. She works for a campaign against a wealthy elite which has thrived by plundering its own people. In Egypt, corruption is everywhere and American interests are gaining control of the country's lucrative tourist trade. Adam's super-rich parents and their friends in government lie at the heart of the system. Margaret, Adam's mother, bears her son a violent and exclusive affection. She is determined to get rid of Hanane, her ¿rival'; but the love Adam bears his wife is proof against her scheming. Adam turns against the global economy of which his parents are such enthusiastic members; he sees through the unscrupulous greed of international speculators and
Youssef CHAHINE
Youssef CHAHINE

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