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The Idol wrings fresh enjoyment from its well-worn formula, delivering a crowd-pleasing rags-to-riches biopic fueled by gripping performances and a solidly written script. Read critic reviews

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Talented teenage singer Mohammed Assaf (Tawfeek Barhom) travels from the Gaza Strip to Egypt to audition for the television show "Arab Idol."

Cast & Crew

Qais Atallah
Young Mohammed Assaf
Ahmad Qassim
Young Ahmad
Abd-Elkarim Abu-Barakeh
Young Omar
Teya Hussein
Young Amal
Tawfeek Barhom
Mohammed Assaf
Ahmad Al-Rokh
Omar
Manal Awwad
Mother of Mohammed Assaf
Waleed Abd Elsalem
Father of Mohammed Assaf
Hany Abu-Assad
Screenwriter
Sameh Zoabi
Screenwriter
Ehab Assal
Cinematographer
Eyas Salman
Film Editor
Habib Shadah
Original Music
Nael Kanj
Production Design
Hamada Atallah
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