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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


    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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    Actors (8)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Lyric International, Misr International Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    TF1 Studio

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    TF1 Films Production, Renn Productions

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    Full credits (9)

    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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    Runtime :

    1 h 54 min

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