CAIRO - 5 June 2019: This Eid El-Fitr will see fierce competition between seven movies, each of which brigs together a notable cast of stars.
Who will win this year’s race? That’s up to the viewers to decide.
We take a look at the most anticipated movies of the season.
El-Mammar (The Passage)
The film revolves around the heroic Egyptian Commandos during the War of Attrition, headed by the leader of Group 39 martyr Ibrahim al-Rifai.
The massive production movie discusses the time period from the 1967 war to the early days of the War of Attrition.
El-Mammar, directed by Sherif Arafa and written by Arafa and Amir Teima, stars Ahmed Ezz, Amir Karara, Hend Sabry, Ahmed Rizk, Asma Abul Yazid, Eyad Nassar, Sherif Mounir, Mohamed Farag, Ahmed Falawkas and Inaam Salousa, among others.
Veteran musician Omar Khairat composed the movie’s soundtrack, which pays tribute to one of the most heroic battles ever fought by Egyptian soldiers.
Mahadesh Shaf Mohamed Hussein?” (Has Anyone Seen Mohamed Hussein?)
The events of the film revolve around a driver (Mohamed Saad) who works at a big hotel and becomes involved with the mafia.
When a famous painter (Samir Sabri), who lives in France and has many art exhibitions displaying his paintings in Paris, is found dead the driver is accused of his murder.
Arrested for questioning because he was the only one seen at the crime right before the murder, the driver find himself also running from the mafia who are hot on his heels. Meanwhile, the search for the real killer begins.
The film is written by Sherif Adel and directed by Mohamed Ali and starring alongside Saad are Inaam Salousa, Feryal Yusuf, Mohamed Tharwat, Samir Sabri and Mai Selim. This one is expected to be a box-office hit.
Hamlet Pharon (The Pharaoh’s Campaign)
Renowned American boxer Mike Tyson participates in the Egyptian action movie “Hamlet Pharon” (The Pharaoh’s Campaign) alongside Egyptian star Amr Saad.
The movie is about a young Egyptian man named Yehia (Amr Saad) who is the leader of one of the biggest assassination gangs. A turn of events forces Yehia to travel to Syria to rescue the girl he loves.
Starring alongside the international greats is a notable cast of actors including Ruby, Mahmoud Abdel Moghny, Hamdy el-Marghany, Ramez Amir and Mohamed Lotfy, among others. The film is written by Karim Hassan Beshir and directed by Raouf Abdel Aziz.
The action movie revolves around Omar El-Mor (Amir Karara) and an adventure in Casablanca. Casablanca is a different type of action movie because it is shot across different cities such as Marrakech, Casablanca, Safaga and Alexandria, so it contains different pictures on screen.
The plot tackles the life of some Alexandrian men who despite being pirates, have a touch of humanity.
El-Mor wants to free his kidnapped brother, and together they form a totally different and new composition. The movie also has a light comedy line.
Casablanca was executed with the latest cinematic techniques and its promo amassed 1 million views within three hours of its release, a record in the history of Egyptian cinema.
The film stars Amir Karara, Ghada Adel, Eyad Nassar, Amro Adel Jalil, Lebleba, Mahmoud al-Bezzawy, Ahmad Dash, Jihane Khalil, Mohamed Miftah, International Turkish actor Halit Ergenç, among others.
Casablanca is written by Hesham Helal, directed by Peter Mimi and produced by Synergy.
Sabaa El-Boromba (The Brave)
In this comedy film, a young man plays a police officer role to make a girl fall in love with him.
The movie Starring: Ramez Galal, Bayoumi Fouad, Mohamed Tharwat, Mohamed Abdelrahman, Gamila Awad. The movie is directed by Mahmoud Karim.