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Chaos, This Is (2007)

Heya fawda (original title)
Egyptian movie deals with the issue of corruption in Egypt and the Egyptian police excesses, embodies all of this in the character of the police officer, "Hatem".
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Credited cast:
Khaled Saleh ... Hatem
Menna Shalabi ... Nour
Youssef El Sherif ... Cherif
Hala Sedki ... Wedad
Hala Fakher ... Baheya
Amr Abdulgalil ... Samy (as Amr Abdel Gelil)
Dorra Zarrouk Dorra Zarrouk ... Selvia
Abdullah Moshref Abdullah Moshref ... (as Abdullah Mosharraf)
Rola Mahmoud Rola Mahmoud ... School Teacher
Safwa Safwa ... Somaya
Maher Salim Maher Salim
Ahmed Yehia Ahmed Yehia
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ahmed Fouad Selim Ahmed Fouad Selim
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Storyline

Choubra, cosmopolitan neighborhood of Cairo. Hatem, maggoty police officer, handles this neighborhood with an iron hand. Every single citizen fears and hates him. Only Nour, a young woman he lusts after, dares stand up to him. But Nour is secretly in love with Cherif, brilliant and uncorrupted deputy public prosecutor. Green with envy, Hatem comes between. He wants Nour for himself. He whipsaws her and turns her life into a nightmare. The story of a frustrated love like Choubra experiences some since the mists of time. Written by Hassan Said

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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The last movie of the Egyptian director "Youssef shahin" a person who still worried about his home issues. See more »

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''Whoever is ungrateful to Hatem is ungrateful to Egypt..''
2 December 2007 | by spectre_proprietorSee all my reviews

Since EL MASEER (LE DESTIN), Chahine didn't present a powerful movie like this one, a movie add to the Egyptian cinema a respect and meaning lost after a lot of garbage and meaningless ''undeserved called movies'' , sure the movie had its falls but it isn't mean or that much.

Chahine choose to present the brilliant script by Nasser Abdel Rahman in melodrama style(no limits for emotions & events) as the drama style will tie the events and the speed of showing it ,it had to be done this way as u can't present (police brutality,corruption of the eduction system & the fall of the ethics) in a normal drama if u want to give this powerful feelings.

Every actor in this movie is at his/her top,Khaled Saleh give a magnificent performance in the rule of brutal police officer ''Hatem'' who love his neighbor ''Nour'' -played by Mena Shalaby- a young teacher with an unrequited love with Sheriff – played by Youssef EL Sheriff .

Khaled Youssef the longtime assistant for Chahine did a great job as the executive director as Chahine give him the helm cause of his health troubles.

This movie gives a powerful statement about the catastrophic period that the Egyptien society lives through the mean story and a lot of marks…for this reasons this movie deserve that u watch it with a full guarantee that u will watch an important, high level & powerful movie.


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Country:

France | Egypt

Language:

Arabic

Release Date:

28 November 2007 (Egypt) See more »

Also Known As:

Chaos, This Is See more »

Filming Locations:

Cairo, Egypt

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$144,357
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1.85 : 1
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