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The Emigrant

The Emigrant

A Feature film by Youssef Chahine

Produced by Ognon Pictures

Release in France : 08/03/1995


    Three thousand years ago, Pharaonic Egypt was the center of civilization. Ram, young member of a poor tribe, decides to escape the arid land and make his way to Egypt to quench his thirst for knowledge. But the hardships he faces there are all the more daunting.

    Actors (5)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Ognon Pictures

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pyramide International

    Foreign production company :

    Misr International Films

    French distribution :

    Pyramide Distribution

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    "Despite being a pawn in the political and religious field, often to his cost, Youssef Chahine is first and foremost a man. True, he is also an actor in the modern world, one of the beacons of third world cinema, who never abandons the struggles he undertakes : permanent conflict with the Egyptian censor, statements in favour of Israeli-Arab negotiations, daily resistance to the pressure of the Muslim fundamentalists in his country. Moreover, the weapon he uses in his fight is one of the most delicate to handle in Islamic lands, cinema. And yet for almost half a century and in 35 films, Youssef Chahine has persisted... His particular relationship with the cinema can be understood through frequenting his films... At every stage of the film's production, it's the same intractable nature at work, a peaceful and humorous way of working with a crew, a generous confidence in the ideas of each member, an unwavering conviction in everything that he considers non-negotiable..." (Olivier Séguret - Libération)

    Full credits (11)

    Executive Producer :

    Humbert Balsan

    Screenwriter :

    Youssef Chahine

    Production Manager :

    Hicham Soliman

    Editor :

    Rashida Abdel Salam

    Music Composer :

    Mohamed Nouh

    Sound Mixer :

    Dominique Hennequin

    Sound recordists :

    Rafat Samir, Gomea Abdel Latif, Gasser Khorched

    Director of Photography :

    Ramses Marzouk

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Dominique Segall

    Sound Editor :

    Olivier Ducastel

    Costume designer :

    Nahed Nasrallah

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    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    Egypt, France

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    Majority French (Egypt, France)

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    Runtime :

    2 h 8 min

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    Posters (1)



    Berlin - Youth Film Forum - 1995

    Berlin - Youth Film Forum (Germany, 1995)


    Feature Film Forum