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Eid El-Fitr 2017 films coming to Egyptian theatres

Some of Egypt’s biggest stars are back to compete for audiences' attention over the national holiday

Ahram Online , Monday 26 Jun 2017
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During the highly competitive season for commercial cinema, Egyptian cinemas will be screening several star-studded films, fronted by actors Ahmed El-Sakka, Tamer Hosny, Mohamed Ramadan, Mohamed Heneidy and Menna Shalaby.

Horoub Edterary (Forced Escape)

Director: Ahmed Khaled Mousa
Starring: Ahmed El-Sakka, Ghada Adel, Amir Karara, Fathy Abdelwahab, Ezzat Abo Auf
Writer: Mohamed Sayed Beshir

The film centres on the death of a businessman’s son. When two people who were close to the victim are accused and have to flee, they begin a search for the real murderer to clear their names.

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Horoub Edterary (Photo: promotional poster for the film)

Tesbah Ala Kheir (Good Night)

Director: Mohamed Sami 
Starring: Tamer Hosny, Ahmed Zaher, Nour, Dorra, Bayoumi Fouad
Writers: Ahmed Amin and Mohamed Sami

The film is about a rich young man who lives a sad life with his two friends; all three are affected by physical abnormalities. The three go through difficult and embarrassing situations because of this, in a dark comedy about emotional abuse.

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Tesbah Ala Kheir (Photo: promotional poster for the film)


Gawab Eateqal (Arrest Letter) 

Director: Mohamed Sami 
Starring: Mohamed Ramadan, Mohamed Adel, Sayed Ragab, Dina El-Sherbiny, Eyad Nasar
Writer: Mohamed Sami

Mohamed Ramadan is Khaled El-Degwy, a member of a terrorist group that conducts homicide operations in the name of Jihad. His younger brother, who insists on joining the group, is killed in a fight with one the group’s members. Khaled turns on the group to avenge his brother’s death, at the same time that he is summoned for arrest. 

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Gawab Eateqal (Photo: promotional poster for the film)

Antara Ibn Ibn Ibn Shaddad (Antara's great great grand son)

Director: Sherif Ismail
Starring: Mohamed Heneidy, Alaa Morsy, Basem Samra, Dorra, Mohamed Tharwat, Iman El-Sayed
Writer: Ayman Bahgat Amar

The grandson of Antar Al-Abbasy is in vicious competition with Asad El-Regal (lion of men) to win the heart and hand of the most beautiful girl in the tribe in this comic satire.

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Antara Ibn Ibn Ibn Shaddad (Photo: promotional poster for the film)

El-Asleyeen (The Originals) 

Directed by: Marwan Hamed 
Starring: Menna Shalaby, Kinda Alloush, Khaled El-Sawy, Maged El-Kedwany, Mohamed Mamdouh
Writer: Ahmed Morad

This action film explores how eye DNA could be used to spy on people, in a shadowy organisation called The Originals.

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El-Asleyeen (Photo: promotional poster for the film)

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