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Room to Rent

Room to Rent

A Feature film by Khaled El Hagar

Produced by Ima Films

Release in France : 22/08/2001


    Ali is a young Egyptian screenwriter who’s determined to make it in London. But the gulf between his dreams and real life seems insurmountable. Ali has no money, has been chucked out of his apartment and his visa is about to expire. From sublets to shared apartments, Ali encounters a series of eccentric roommates and a host of colorful locals. Between Ahmed, his friend who advises him to get married – visa in mind – as soon as possible, Vivienne, his mistress, Mark, a photographer of inimitable style, and Linda, a cute model posing as Marilyn, Ali discovers the true side of London life. By losing some of his prejudices, will he find what he’s looking for: true love… and a visa?

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    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Ima Films

    Foreign production company :

    Renegade Films

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    French distribution :

    Mars Distribution

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    Full credits (6)

    Executive Producer :

    Georges Benayoun

    Director of Photography :

    Romain Winding

    Editor :

    John Richards

    Screenwriters :

    Khaled El Hagar, Amanda Mackenzie Stuart

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Laurence Granec

    Production Designer :

    Eli Bo

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    Feature film

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    Production language :

    English, Arabic, French, Spanish

    Coproducer countries :

    Great Britain, France

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    Majority French (Great Britain, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

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