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The Other

The Other

A Feature film by Youssef Chahine

Produced by Ognon Pictures

Release in France : 26/05/1999


    On returning to Egypt from the US, where he is writing a dissertation on fundamentalism, Adam falls madly in love with a journalist named Hanane. She loves him back, and they marry. Hanane is from a modest Egyptian family, and has been campaigning against a wealthy elite which thrives by plundering its own people: corruption is endemic in Egypt, and American interests are trying to win control of the country’s lucrative tourist trade. But Adam’s super-rich parents and their friends in government lie at the heart the system.

    Actors (6)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Ognon Pictures

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pyramide International

    News agency (France) :

    Moteur !

    Co-production :

    France 2 Cinéma

    French distribution :

    Pyramide Distribution

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    "After working for fifteen years with Youssef Chahine on six films— 'Adieu Bonaparte,' 'The Sixth Day,' 'Alexandria Again and Forever,' 'The Emigrant,' 'Destiny,' and 'L’Autre'—I can say that we've managed to strengthen our teamwork, which mean reinforcing Chahine's independence and freedom while opening new markets for his films outside the Arab world.

    'Destiny' was the highpoint of this trend, and I note that with 'L'Autre' the work continues to be as hard as it is fascinating."

    (Humbert Balsan, Producer)

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    Full credits (8)

    Executive Producers :

    Humbert Balsan, Marianne Khoury, Gabriel Khoury

    Director of Photography :

    Mohsen Nasr

    Editor :

    Rashida Abdel Salam

    Costume designer :

    Nahed Nasrallah

    Screenwriters :

    Youssef Chahine, Khaled Youssef

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Dominique Segall, Laurent Renard

    Music Composer :

    Yéhia El Mouguy

    Sound Mixer :

    Emmanuel Croset

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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 :

    1 h 46 min

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    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections (4)

    TIFF - 1999

    TIFF (Canada, 1999)



    Montreal World Film Festival - 1999

    Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 1999)


    Out of Competition

    Cannes International Film Festival - 1999

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1999)


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