7 Egyptian Classics You Will Always Enjoy Rewatching

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Sat, 05 Dec 2020 - 04:58 GMT

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The Egyptian cinema boasts a legacy of remarkable work that stands long against time. Spanning over centuries, many of these movies never get old nor fail to entertain us no matter how many times we watch them. If you plan for a chilled stay-in throughout the week, we got you all covered with a roundup of Egyptian classics to rewatch again.
 
EL Keif
 
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With over 30 years past its release date, the wit and sarcasm of this movie still haunts us till this day and age where several script lines are used till date. The movie discusses the issue of drugs in a degraded Egyptian society where a chemist is being convinced by his brother to produce some substance for a drug lord.
Director: Ali Abdel Khalek
Writer: Mahmoud Abu Zeid
Cast: Mahmoud Abdel Aziz, Yehia El Fakharany, Noura
 
Kit Kat
 
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This movie is considered among the most popular movies in the Egyptian movie industry. It tackles the issue of Egypt hitting a low on a social and economic level at that time. The story revolves around Sheikh Hosny, a blind man living in the district of Kitkat where he spends his nights smoking cannabis to forget his miseries, and his son who dreams of leaving Egypt for a better living. The movies is a demonstration of Egypt’s social and cultural status at that time.
Director: Daoud Abdel Sayed
Writers: Daoud Abdel Sayed, Ibrahim Aslan
Cast: Mahmoud Abdel Aziz, Sherif Mounir, and Aida Reyad
 
El Beih El Bawab
 
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The movie tells the story of Abdel Samea who moved to Cairo with his wife to work as a janitor. Fascinated by life in the city, Abdel Samea then starts exploring other options and works as a broker and starts to get himself in trouble.
Director: Hassan Ibrahim
Writer: Youssef Gohar
Cast: Ahmed Zaki, Fouad El Mohandes, Safia El Emary
 
Esha’et Hob
 
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A light romantic comedy that tells the story of Hussein, a shy young man who falls in love with Samiha but can’t get her attention as she shows more interest in another young man, Lucy, who seems to be more open to life. His father-in-law then helps him to win her attention. 
Director: Hassan Ibrahim
Writer: Youssef Gohar
Stars: Omar El Sherif, Souad Hosny, Youssef Wahby
 
Meraty Mudeer A’am
 
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Ahead of its time, this movie addresses gender stereotype issues. The film follows the story of a married couple Esmat and Hussein whose marriage begins to fall apart when Essmat gets promoted as a general manager becoming a superior to her husband at work. The movie shows how the society can be biased to men even when women are able to keep their work-life balance.
Director: Fatin Abdel Wahab
Writer: Abdel Hamid Gouda El Shahhar, Saad Eldin Wahba
Stars: Shadia, Salah Zulfikar, Adel Emam
 
El Zuga 13
 
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A notorious womanizer, Murad, infamous for having been married 12 times before, meets Aida and finds her hard-to-get. Trying to get her to fall for him, he tries to convince her into marrying him where he plans to divorce her afterwards. His plan then takes a major shift when Aida meets one of his ex-wives and together they plot against him.
 
Saghira Ala El Hub
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A story of young woman who dreams of starts a career in acting and accordingly pretends to be 13 years old to win a role in a TV show.
Director: Niazi Mostafa
Writers: Abdel Hai Adib, Abul Suood El Ebyari
Cast: Soad Hosny, Rushdi Abaza, Nadia El Guindy, Nour El Demerdash
 

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