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Zay el naharda (2008)

History literally repeats itself when May meets and falls in love with a passionate young actor, only months after the tragic death of her first fiancée. All the 'signs' suggest her new lover will meet the same fate.


Amr Salama


Amr Salama


Credited cast:
Basma ... May (as Basma Hassan)
Rania Chahine Rania Chahine ... Riham
Mahmoud El-Bezzawy Mahmoud El-Bezzawy
Ahmad El-Fishawi ... Yasser (as Ahmed El Feshawy)
Arwa Gouda ... Hala
Abdulaziz Makhyoon Abdulaziz Makhyoon ... (as Abdel Aziz Makhyoun)
Maha Abou Ouf Maha Abou Ouf ... (as Maha Abu Auf)
Asser Yassin ... Mo
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May is a girl who had a relationship with a guy in 2006 that ended with his death in an accident. In 2007 she met another guy (Yasser) falling in love with him but she discovered that everything that happened with the new guy was very similar to everything that happened with her former lover. She met him on the same day that she met her former lover, fell in love, and confessed her love on the same days as well. This makes her terrified that he will die on the same day as her former lover, so she is determined to save his life - somehow. Written by Amr Salama

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Arwa Gouda was chosen for the role of Hala, after the director met her at the producer's ('Mohammed Hifzi') office. She was upset and talking nervously about some problem she encountered. Amr Salama at once found out he was sitting with the real Hala. He gave her the role immediately. See more »

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A real decent movie
29 December 2008 | by aktowfikSee all my reviews

Due to financial restraint, Egyptian Cinema has a very narrow range of choices. Most films focus on attracting youth to regain the expenses spent on filming, namely making action movies and comedy. This is one of very few films in Egyptian film history that explore the world of metaphysics. With a shoe string budget, the director manages to make a very well credible and respectable picture. He has a great sense of light, many obsessions related to time and streams of storytelling, and he knows how to direct his actors. Amr Salama is one of the few auteurs in Egyptian Cinema, and he wrote the film, edited and directed it. If he was in America he would have become a famous indie director or another Christopher Nolan. This is a movie you should see if you are able to find, for it shows how art can create beauty even in the absence of big names, CGI or big scenes. Just humans acting naturally .. For foreign cine goers, this film gives you a very good Panorama about drug problem among Egyptian youth . all done very beautifully ..

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