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Youssef Chahine

Alexandria... Why? (Iskanderija... lih?)

Edition 1981
133' - 1979 - Drama - Dialogue: Arabic, English
Director: Youssef Chahine Composer: Fouad El-Zahry With: Naglaa Fathi, Ahmed Zaki, Farid Shawqi
Yehia is a young man living in the cosmopolitan Alexandria during World War II. Inspired by American movies and Shakespeare, he aspires to be an actor, but struggles to pursue his Hollywood dream, given the constraints of his life in the middle class and the horrors of war.

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Credits

Director

Youssef Chahine

Composer

Fouad El-Zahry

With

Naglaa Fathi, Ahmed Zaki, Farid Shawqi

Scenario

Youssef Chahine, Mohsen Zayed

Director of Photography

Mohsen Nasr

Editor

Rashida Abdel Salam

Producer

Youssef Chahine

More information

Dialogue

Arabic, English

Countries of production

Egypt, Algeria

Year

1979

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