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The film is an adaptation of the novel Samar Habib by Ismåeel Walieddin. author of Female Homosexuality in the Middle East: Histories and Representations. The main character, Ahmad, leaves rural eastern Egypt for the city hoping to become economically self-sufficient, gets an apartment for his parents, and obtains a law degree. He and his family are refugees from a town occupied by the Israeli army, Ismaåilia. Ali, the owner of the Malatily Bathhouse, offers to let him stay there for free. Ahmad encounters several characters there, including Naåeema, a prostitute who he becomes obsessed with, and Raouf, a homosexual man.

  1. محسن زايد


  2. إسماعيل ولي الدين


  3. عبدالفتاح مدبولي


  4. Salah Abouseif


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  1. Shams El-Barudy

    Shams El-Barudy


  2. Youssef Chaban

    Youssef Chaban

    رؤوف الرسام

  3. محمد العربي

    محمد العربي

    احمد طاهر عبد السلام

  4. نعمت مختار

    زوجة المعلم

  5. فايز حلاوة

    المعلم بدوى صاحب الحمام

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The Bathhouse of Malatily
The Bathhouse of Malatily


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Original Title حمام الملاطيلي

Status Released

Release Information

  • July 2, 1973


Original Language Arabic

Runtime 1h 34m

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