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Closed Doors

A Feature film by Atef Hétata

Produced by Médiane Films

Release in France : 29/11/2000

    Synopsis

    Cairo, 1990. Life should still be sweet for Mohammed as he idles between school, lazing around and teenage dreams. But his father has gone, leaving Mohammed alone with his mother, a woman who’s open, free and independent.
    He hesitates between subscribing to Islamic preaching which oscillate between tolerance and severity, his freedom, satisfying his nascent desires, and the temptation of unbridled consumption.
    Between fundamentalist sermons to hanging out in Cairo’s streets, fervent prayers to awkward attempts at seduction, Mohammed finally chooses the most uncompromising form of Islam. Armed avenger, he’s no longer the loving son, the carefree companion that could sometimes be perceived in him, but a tragic character who finds in Islam a way to satisfy his jealousy.

    Actors (3)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Médiane Films

    Foreign production company :

    Misr International Films

    Co-production :

    Arte France Cinéma

    French distribution :

    Tadrart Films

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (7)

    Executive Producer :

    Marie-Françoise Mascaro

    Director of Photography :

    Samir Bahsan

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Dany Martin

    Production Designer :

    Hamed Hemdan

    Screenwriter :

    Atef Hétata

    Sound Recordist :

    Gasser Khorched

    Editors :

    Catherine Poitevin, Dalia El Nasser

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    Egypt, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (Egypt, France)

    Production year :

    2000

    French release :

    29/11/2000

    Runtime :

    1 h 47 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    92.054

    Visa issue date :

    29/11/2000

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Posters (1)

    Director