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Beshay -- a man cured of leprosy -- has never left the leper colony in the Egyptian desert where he has lived since childhood. Following the death of his wife, he finally decides to go in search of his roots. With his meager possessions strapped to a donkey cart, he sets out. Quickly joined by Obama, the Nubian orphan he has taken under his wing, Beshay will cross Egypt and confront the world with all its sorrows, its hardships and moments of grace, in his quest for a family, a place to belong, a little humanity....


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All Critics (24) | Top Critics (7)

  • As Gamal, himself raised in a leper colony, knowingly navigates the uncomfortable glares he encounters along the way, "Yomeddine" (Arabic for "judgment day") takes an affecting path toward belonging and acceptance.

    May 30, 2019 | Full Review…
  • It's the weathered Gamal who walks away with the movie, his insouciance and soulfulness immediately registering as beauty.

    May 30, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Sweet but slight.

    Jul 3, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Feels more like a game of cards with a stacked deck than a story that demanded to be told.

    May 12, 2018 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

    A.A. Dowd

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  • The movie lands on the tantalizing suggestion that while being an outcast can lead to anger and frustration, those same emotions can also be a source of pride.

    May 10, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

    Eric Kohn

    Top Critic
  • While it's a novelty to see a film with a protagonist played by a non-professional actor who actually still lives in a leper colony, this isn't enough to make this tonally wobbly road movie feel like it can live up to the expectations...

    May 10, 2018 | Full Review…

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