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Alexandria - New York

Alexandria - New York

A Feature film by Youssef Chahine

Produced by Ognon Pictures

Release in France : 07/07/2004

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Actors (6)

Production and distribution (5)

Executive Producer :

Ognon Pictures

Foreign production company :

Soread 2M

French distribution :

Pyramide Distribution

Co-productions :

Misr International Films, France 2 Cinéma, Gimages

Film exports/foreign sales :

Pyramide International

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Egyptian film director Yehia encounters his first love Ginger as he was being celebrated in New York.
Back then they were 19 years old. The American Dream was the thing of the 20th century. Yehia, the boy from Alexandria and Ginger the American gal were students at the most prestigious Institute of Dramatic Art, California. They had pledged to love each other for ever.
40 years on they are back together but the world has changed and the American Dream is no longer what it used to be. They are poles apart but not quite though … for Yehia finds out that he had begotten an American child, a boy.
Through a boisterous epic in which heroes love, sing, dance, laugh and cry, Youssef Chahine reconsiders his past and his ambiguous relationship to America which he loved so much



Alexandria - New York


Photos (6)

Full credits (13)

Executive Producer :

Humbert Balsan

Screenwriters :

Youssef Chahine, Khaled Youssef

Director of Photography :

Ramses Marzouk

Press Attaché (film) :

André-Paul Ricci

Sound Editor :

Mourad Louanchi

Music Composer :

Yohia El Mougy

Sound mixers :

Dominique Hennequin, Christophe Vingtrinier

Producers :

Gabriel Khoury, Marianne Khoury

Co-producer :

Gabriel Khoury

Sound recordists :

Jérôme Ayasse, Nicolas d'Halluin

Editor :

Rashida Abdel Salam

Production Designer :

Hamed Hemdan

Costume designer :

Monia Fath El Bab

Technical details

Feature film

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Egypt, France

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Majority French (Egypt, France)

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Runtime :

2 h 8 min

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Dolby DTS