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Private Alexandria (2005)

Mallaki Iskandariya (original title)
Lawyer tries to unveil the mysterious murder and linked emotionally with his Client, and soon the case to reveal more and more surprises.

Director:

Sandra Nashaat

Writers:

Wael Abd-Allah (story), Mohamed Hefzy (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ahmed Ezz ... Adham, the lawyer
Ghadah Adel ... Sahar Abdel-Aziz (the accused) (as Ghada Adel)
Khaled Saleh ... Montaser Thabet (Monty)
Nour ... Laila (Lola)
Muhammad Ragab ... Moataz
Riham Abdel Ghafour ... Rasha
Mahmood Abdulmughni Mahmood Abdulmughni ... Fathy (as Mahmoud Abdel-Moghni)
Khaled Zaki Khaled Zaki ... Hussein
Sameh El-Sereety Sameh El-Sereety ... Advocate Shawky Omar
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sandy Ali Sandy Ali
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Storyline

The film opens with the murder of a businessman, his wife accused of killing him power of attorney is a great lawyer to defend them, and having abandoned resort to a handsome lawyer working in the office of the lawyer, it starts young lawyer in the search for the real killer Written by aarmr9

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A crime, a suspect, a lawyer and witnesses.


Certificate:

PG
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Country:

Egypt

Language:

Arabic

Release Date:

20 June 2005 (Egypt) See more »

Also Known As:

Private Alexandria See more »

Filming Locations:

Alexandria, Egypt See more »

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Budget:

EGP4,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$854,468
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A Well Made Thriller
5 July 2005 | by asalem182See all my reviews

Malaki Iskandariya is the first Egyptian thriller in ages, and fortunately it's a well made one.

Malaki Iskandariya tells the story of a young wife ( Ghada Adel ), who's convicted of murdering her older husband ( Khaled Zaki ). Her lawyer ( Ahmed Ezz ) believes she's innocent, and to to find the truth, he must get closer to the son ( Mohamed Ragab ) & daughter ( Riham Abd ElGhafour ), of the murdered husband, as well as to his beautiful secretary ( Nour ).

A good thriller is the one that keeps the audience guessing and thinking, trying to solve the mystery. Malaki Iskandariya is one of those thrillers. It started out slow, but after that it picked up, giving the audience clues and hints along the way.

One of the best things about the movie is that it changed the way I watch Egyptian movies. In the past few years, I was watching the Egyptian movies without paying any attention, I was just waiting for the next joke. That's not the case here. I started watching the movie just like any other Egyptian movie, and then halfway I found out that if I don't pay attention, I won't be able to follow the plot.

The acting was good in the movie. I liked the fact that Sandra ( the director ) mostly chose actresses known for their mediocre performances ( Nour and Ghada Adel ), and gave them important roles. In my opinion, both actresses gave the best performances of their careers, especially Nour.

Sandra's directing was good, but I have to say that she used her 'hip' & 'cool' directing tricks very much. For example, slow motion was used about 15 times in the first 20 minutes, and that is too much. Also the way the camera moved in some scenes really got on my nerves. Anyway, I think Sandra did that to differentiate herself from the other directors.

So, overall I recommend watching Malaki Iskandariya, movies like these are rarely made these days.


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