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Iskanderija... Lih? (Alexandria... Why?)

Iskanderija... Lih? (Alexandria... Why?) (1978)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1978 Wide

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Youssef Chahine directed this drama about lovers struggling to find happiness in Egypt during the chaos of World War II. Yehia (Mohsen Mohiedine) is a teenage boy who is fascinated with the glamour of Hollywood movies, and he escapes into a rich fantasy world to free himself from the horror around him. But as he learns more about the horrors of the Nazi occupation of Europe, it becomes harder for him to ignore life's grim realities, especially after he falls in love with a local girl. Meanwhile,

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Chahine's Alexandria is as fervidly distinctive as Fellini's Rome

October 10, 2009 Full Review Source: CinePassion
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Chahine's reach exceeds his grasp, but it hardly seems a fault in the bright, bustling mural of a film.

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