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Alexandria... Why?

Alexandria... Why?

A Feature film by Youssef Chahine

Produced by Misr International Films

Release in France : 27/02/1980

    Synopsis

    Youssef Chahine directed this drama about lovers struggling to find happiness in Egypt during the chaos of World War II. Yehia (Mohsen Mohiedine) is a teenage boy who is fascinated with the glamour of Hollywood movies, and he escapes into a rich fantasy world to free himself from the horror around him. But as he learns more about the horrors of the Nazi occupation of Europe, it becomes harder for him to ignore life's grim realities, especially after he falls in love with a local girl. Meanwhile, a Jewish woman living nearby becomes involved with a man who is Muslim, and a gay soldier from England has an affair with a wealthy Arab. Iskanderija ... Lih? was followed by two sequels, Hadota Misreya and Iskindiriah Kaman Oue Kaman.

    Source : allmovie.com

    Actors (2)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Misr International Films

    French distribution :

    Newin productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Paris Classics Productions

    Full credits

    Producer :

    Youssef Chahine

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Coproducer countries :

    Egypt, Algeria, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Minority French (Egypt, Algeria, France)

    Production year :

    1978

    French release :

    27/02/1980

    Runtime :

    2 h 13 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    51688

    Visa issue date :

    28/02/1980

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections

    Berlin International Film Festival - 1979

    Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 1979)

    Selection

    Official Competition

    Awards