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Alexandria-- Why? Iskanderiya-- Leh?

Youssef Chahine
Format
Online; Online Video; Video
Type
Motion Pictures, Egyptian; Feature Films
Date
2000; 1979
Duration
2:06:40
Summary
18-year-old Yehia retreats from the poverty, death and suffering all around him in World War II Egypt and dreams of one day becoming a Hollywood filmmaker. But after he falls in love and discovers the harsh truths behind the European occupation of his country, Yehia reassesses his identity and allegiances.
Director
Youssef Chahine
Publisher
Fox Lorber Films
Distributed by Winstar TV & Video
Language
Arabic
Notes
a production of Misr International Films & Algerian Television.
Videodisc release of the 1979 motion picture.
The first chapter of Chaine's Alexandria trilogy.
Special features include: interactive menus, scene access, filmographies and awards, and weblinks.
Director/producer, Youssef Chahine ; writers, Yousseff Chahine, Mohsen Zayed ; cinematography, Mohsen Nasar ; music, Foad El Zaheri.
Ezzat el Alail, Farid Shawqi, Gerry Sundquist, Mohsen Mohiedine, Mohsena Tawfik, Naglaa Fathi.
In Arabic, with English subtitles.
Collection
Robertson Media Center Streaming Content
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