About the film
egypt world war ii coming of age teenage boy semi autobiographical 1940s alexandria egypt
Release Date: October 06, 1979
|Slogan||:||«A film by Youssef Chahine»|
|Production Companies||:||MISR International Films, Algerian Television|
|Producers||:||Youssef Chahine, Raouf Abdel Hadi, Mahmoud Bakr, Abdel Hamid Daoud, Mohamed El Gohari, Mohamed Hassan|
|Writers||:||Youssef Chahine, Mohsen Zayed|
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.