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Youssef Chahine

El Akhar (The Other)

105' - 1999 - Drama, Romance - Dialogue: Arabic, French
Director: Youssef Chahine Composer: Yehia El Mougy With: Hanan Turk, Hani Salama, Nabila Ebeid
Adam and Hanane are deeply infatuated with each other. She, an Egyptian of modest parents, is a journalist. She works for a campaign against a wealthy elite which has thrived by plundering its own people. In Egypt, corruption is everywhere and American interests are gaining control of the country's tourist trade. Adam's super-rich parents and their friends in government lie at the heart of the system. His mother is determined to get rid of Hanane, her “rival”; but their love is proof against her scheming. Adam turns against the global economy of which his parents are such enthusiastic members; he sees through the unscrupulous greed of international speculators and the secret ties which bind them to fanatical fundamentalist sects.

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Youssef Chahine


Yehia El Mougy


Hanan Turk, Hani Salama, Nabila Ebeid


Youssef Chahine, Khaled Youssef

Director of Photography

Mohsen Nasr


Rashida Abdel Salam


Humbert Balsan, Gabriel Khoury, Marianne Khoury

More information


Arabic, French

Countries of production

Egypt, France



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