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Destiny

Destiny

A Feature film by Youssef Chahine

Produced by Ognon Pictures

Release in France : 15/10/1997

    Synopsis

    The great philosopher Averroes laid down the precepts which paved the way, not only for the age of enlightenment in Europe, but for all human thought to the present day. Wishing to appease the fundamentalists, the Caliph Mansur ordered all Averroes' works to be burnt. His friends and disciples decided to make copies and smuggle them abroad. Resisting pressure from fundamentalists of every persuasion, human knowledge will always find a way forward, towards the Other, towards Progress.

    Actors (5)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Ognon Pictures

    Foreign production company :

    Misr International Films

    French distribution :

    Pyramide Distribution

    Co-production :

    France 2 Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pyramide International

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    International releases (19)

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    Subject

    "It was through Maroun Bagdadi whose "L'homme voilé" he had produced that Humbert Balsan met Youssef Chahine. Chahine was desperately seeking a French co-producer for "Adieu Bonaparte". "We immediately found a complementary way of working; I brought the financial backing for his films and increased his scope of distribution, while respecting his independence". Balsan admits that Chahine gave him a lot, even in his work as a producer. "Chahine has a team which respects him, they really give their utmost. There's an amazing conviviality in the work. By his side I learnt to approach production from another viewpoint." From their collaboration were born : "Le Sixième jour", "Alexandrie encore et toujours", "The Emigré" and "Destiny"." (Marie-Claude Arbaudie - Le Film Français)

    Full credits (9)

    Executive Producers :

    Humbert Balsan, Gabriel Khoury

    Director of Photography :

    Mohsen Nasr

    Production Manager :

    Hicham Soliman

    Editor :

    Rashida Abdel Salam

    Costume designer :

    Nahed Nasrallah

    Screenwriter :

    Youssef Chahine

    Sound Recordist :

    Gasser Khorched

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Dominique Segall

    Music Composers :

    Kamal El Tawil, Yohia El Mougy

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Themes :

    Religion

    Production language :

    Arabic

    Coproducer countries :

    Egypt, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (Egypt, France)

    Production year :

    1997

    French release :

    15/10/1997

    Runtime :

    2 h 15 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    89.029

    Visa issue date :

    10/10/1997

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby A

    Posters (1)

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    Festival Selections (3)

    Montreal World Film Festival - 1997

    Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 1997)

    Selection

    Out of Competition

    Cannes International Film Festival - 1997

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1997)

    Selection (2)

    Out of Competition

    Official Competition - Feature Films