Alexandria… Why? (1979)

NR 02/27/1980 (FR) Drama 2h 13m
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Set against the panoramic backdrop of war-torn Egypt, director Youssef Chahine tells a highly personal tale of love and determination. Amid the poverty, death and suffering caused by World War II, 18 year-old Yehia, retreats into a private world of fantasy and longing. Obsessed with Hollywood, he dreams of one day studying filmmaking in America, but after falling in love and discovering the lies of European occupation, Yehia profoundly reevaluates his identity and allegiances.

  1. Youssef Chahine

    Director, Writer

  2. Mohsen Zayed

    Writer

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Alexandria… Why?

Original Title إسكندرية... ليه؟

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Original Language Arabic

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