Alexandria… Why?

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Alexandria… Why?

egypt world war ii coming of age teenage boy semi autobiographical 1940s alexandria egypt

Alexandria… Why?

Release Date: October 06, 1979

Year    :   1979
Slogan    :   «A film by Youssef Chahine»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   MISR International Films, Algerian Television
Director    :   Youssef Chahine
Producers    :   Youssef Chahine, Raouf Abdel Hadi, Mahmoud Bakr, Abdel Hamid Daoud, Mohamed El Gohari, Mohamed Hassan
Writers    :   Youssef Chahine, Mohsen Zayed
RunTime    :   133 mins.

Amid the poverty, death, and suffering caused by World War II, 18-year-old Yehia, retreats into a private world of fantasy and longing. Obsessed with Hollywood, he dreams of one-day studying filmmaking in America, but after falling in love and discovering the lies of European occupation, Yehia profoundly reevaluates his identity and allegiances.

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