Al-Mamar (The Passage) has broken box-office records in the Egyptian war films genre, gaining more than 65 million EGP, Ahram gate reported Monday according to distribution companies.
The film, about the Arab-Israeli conflict premiered during Eid El-Fitr, is produced by Hisham Abdel-Khalek, written and directed by Sherif Arafa, and co-written by Amir Taema.
Al-Mamar has been premiered recently in various Arab countries including Jordon, UAE and Lebanon with some of the cast members attending the screening.
Director's Arafa is well-known for commercial action flicks like Mafia (2002), Al-Gazira (The Island, 2007) and Welad Al-Am (Cousins, 2009).
Arab war films regularly discuss the Arab-Israeli conflict, with the majority mainly focused on celebrating the October War victory of 1973.
The film stars Ahmed Ezz, Ahmed Rizk, Mohamed Farrag and many stars with the features including Hend Sabry and Sherif Mounir.
Ezz will have another film in cinemas during Al-Adha Feast; Welad Rizk 2 with almost the same crew from part one directed by Tarek El-Erian.
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