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Alexandria : An Egyptian Story

Alexandria : An Egyptian Story (1982)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1982 Wide

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The critically acclaimed Youssef Chahine wrote, directed, and produced this autobiographical movie about his filmmaking career and the Egyptian political scene as it evolved at the same time he was growing and changing as a director. His memories are prompted by a moment on the operating table when he is about to go under anesthesia for heart surgery. At the core of his reminiscing is the 1952 revolution and its demise in 1967, and the relationships between his life, his work, and his country.

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Art House & International, Drama

Youssef Chahine

Aug 8, 2000

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The three-ring circus is far from seamless, yet it's roped together by Chahine's willingness to turn the camera toward his own contradictory passions and neuroses

September 6, 2009 Full Review Source: CinePassion
CinePassion

... his All That Jazz, in which he defends his life to a fantasy courtroom while under the knife during open-heart surgery.

August 31, 2006 Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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Foreign Titles

  • An Egyptian Story (Hadduta misrija) (DE)
  • An Egyptian Story (Hadduta misrija) (UK)
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