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Iskandarīyah līh? [videorecording] = Alexandrie pourquoi? / Aflām Misr al-ʻĀlamīyah ; ikhrāj Yūsuf Shāhīn = Misr International Films ; réalisateur, Youssef Chahine
Alternate Title Alexandrie pourquoi? [videorecording]
Title on container: Alexandria-- why? [videorecording]
New York, NY : Fox Lorber Films : Distributed by Winstar TV & Video, c2000
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  PN1997 .I67 2000    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) World War, 1939-1945 -- Egypt -- Alexandria -- Drama
World War, 1939-1945 -- Motion pictures and the war
Subject Egypt -- Social conditions -- Drama
Subject(s) Feature films
Foreign films
Motion pictures, Arab
Subject Alexandria (Egypt) -- Drama
Physical Description 1 videodisc (133 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1979
The first chapter of Chahine's Alexandria trilogy
Special features include: interactive menus; scene access; filmographies and awards; production credits and weblinks
Language In Arabic, with English subtitles
Cast Najlā' Fathí, Farīd Shawqī, ʻIzzat al-ʻAlāyilī, Gerry Sundquist, Mohsen Mohiedine, Mohsena Tawfik
Credits Music, Fu'ād al-Zāhirī ; cinematographer, Muhsin Nasr
Summary 18-year-old Yehia retreats from the poverty, death and suffering all around him in World War II Egypt and dreams of one day becoming a Hollywood filmmaker. But after he falls in love and discovers the harsh truths behind the European occupation of his country, Yehia reassesses his identity and allegiances
Series World class cinema collection
Shāhīn, Yūsuf. Alexandria trilogy, 2
Alternate Author Shāhīn, Yūsuf
Fatḥī, Najlāʼ, 1952-
Shawqī, Farīd, 1920-1998
ʻAlāyilī, ʻIzzat, 1934-
Sundquist, Gerry
Misr International Films
Fox Lorber Films
WinStar TV and Video (Firm)

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