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Chaos, This Is (2007)

Heya fawda (original title)
Egyptian movie deals with the issue of corruption in Egypt and the Egyptian police excesses, embodies all of this in the character of the police officer, "Hatem".
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Cast

Credited cast:
Khaled Saleh ... Hatem
Menna Shalabi ... Nour
Youssef El Sherif ... Cherif
Hala Sedki ... Wedad
Hala Fakher ... Baheya
Amr Abdulgalil ... Samy (as Amr Abdel Gelil)
Dorra Zarrouk Dorra Zarrouk ... Selvia
Abdullah Mosharraf Abdullah Mosharraf
Rola Mahmoud Rola Mahmoud ... School Teacher
Safwa Safwa ... Somaya
Maher Salim Maher Salim
Ahmed Yehia Ahmed Yehia
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ahmed Fouad Selim Ahmed Fouad Selim
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Storyline

Choubra, cosmopolitan neighborhood of Cairo. Hatem, maggoty police officer, handles this neighborhood with an iron hand. Every single citizen fears and hates him. Only Nour, a young woman he lusts after, dares stand up to him. But Nour is secretly in love with Cherif, brilliant and uncorrupted deputy public prosecutor. Green with envy, Hatem comes between. He wants Nour for himself. He whipsaws her and turns her life into a nightmare. The story of a frustrated love like Choubra experiences some since the mists of time. Written by Hassan Said

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

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Country:

France | Egypt

Language:

Arabic

Release Date:

28 November 2007 (Egypt) See more »

Also Known As:

Chaos, This Is See more »

Filming Locations:

Cairo, Egypt

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$144,357
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The movie is a French Egyptian production is a common habit of "Youssef shahin" in his films. See more »

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the movie revolves around Hatem the police officer who treats people illegally and cruelly and uses torture and some of the other forms of chaos that happen in Egypt.
3 December 2007 | by honey1210See all my reviews

When I went to watch that I never thought that it would get to me that much.I never thought it would be of such high quality concerning the acting and the direction.It is a very realistic movie concerning whats happening in Egypt nowadays.I think the director wasn't one bit afraid or hesitant about directing this movie and showing all the current situations that some Egyptians are being put through. The movie is very dramatic starting from its second half. It is somewhat sarcastic and it has some of the best acting performances I have ever seen even compared to Hollywood movies.I don't want to get into the movie's details because I don't want to spoil it for people who haven't watched it, but I would recommend it to all Egyptians and even foreigners who are interested in finding out about other countries.


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