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Al abwab al moghlaka [videorecording] = Les portes fermées / Misr International Films [and] Médiane Production présentent ; en coproduction avec Arte France Cinéma ; producteurs délégués, Gabriel Khoury, Marianne Khoury, Marie-Françoise Mascaro ; ecrit et réalisé par Atef Hetata
Alternate Title Subtitled in English as: Closed doors [videorecording]
Widescreen format
[Cairo] : Misr International Films ; [Seattle, WA] distributed by Typecast Releasing, c2007, 1999
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  PN1997 .A2319 2007    DUE 09-22-14
Subject(s) Teenage boys -- Egypt -- Drama
Mothers and sons -- Egypt -- Drama
Islamic fundamentalism -- Egypt -- Drama
Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Drama
Feature films
Foreign films
Fiction films
Physical Description 1 videodisc (109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD, region 1; stereo
Language In Arabic with English subtitles
Cast Mahmoud Hémeida, Sawsan Badr, Ahmed Azmi, Manal Afifi, Ahmed Fouad Sélim, Maher Essam
Credits Cinematographer, Samir Bahzan ; music, Hisham Nazih ; editing, Dalia El Nasser
Note Originally produced as a motion picture in 1999
Summary Set during the time of the Iraq invasion of Kuwait, Mohamad is an Egyptian boy in his early teens. Confused and disheartened by his life, failing in school, with an absentee father and a mother who struggles to earn a poor living as a housemaid, he is increasingly drawn to embrace Islamic fundamentalism as a seeming solution to the uncertainty of adolescence, his sexual awakening, and limited future. As Mohamed becomes increasingly tied to the philosophies and apparent friendships of his new fundamentalist teachings, the film illustrates the strong pull that fundamentalism can exert on impoverished and disempowered youth
Alternate Author Ḥatātah, ʻĀṭif
Ḥumaydah, Maḥmūd
Badr, Sawsan
Azmi, Ahmed
ʻAfīfī, Manāl
Misr International Films
Mīdyān lil-Intāj
Arte France cinéma (Firm)
Typecast Films (Firm)

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