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Farewell Bonaparte

Farewell Bonaparte

A Feature film by Youssef Chahine

Produced by Lyric International, Misr International Films

Release in France : 17/05/1985

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Lyric International, Misr International Films

Film exports/foreign sales :

TF1 International

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TF1 Films Production, Renn Productions

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In 1798, Napoleon lands his army in Egypt, defeats the Mameluke warlords (the remnants of Ottoman rule), and goes on to Cairo. Three brothers, who are Egyptian patriots, chafe under Mameluke rule and reject the prospect of French domination. Bakr, the eldest, is a hothead, quick to advocate armed rebellion; Ali is more philosophical and poetic; Yehia is young and impressionable. One of Napoleon's generals, the one-legged intellectual Caffarelli, wants to make Frenchmen out of Ali, Yehia, and other Egyptians, opening a bakery where their father works, becoming a tutor, and declaring his love for them. Is tragedy the only resolution of these conflicting loyalties?

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Executive Producers :

Humbert Balsan, Jean-Pierre Mahot, Marianne Khoury

Co-producer :

Claude Berri

Sound Assistant :

Jean Casanova

Sound Editor :

Michel Klochendler

Sound Mixer :

Michel Brethez

Screenwriters :

Yousry Nasrallah, Youssef Chahine

Director of Photography :

Mohsen Nasr

Editor :

Luc Barnier

Music Composer :

Gabriel Yared

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Feature film

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Egypt, France

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Majority French (Egypt, France)

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1 h 54 min

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