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Alexandria Why

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Director  Youssef Chahine
Art director  Nehad Bahgat
Duration  
Language  Arabic
7.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Music director  Fouad El-Zahry
Country  Egypt
Alexandria Why movie poster
Release date  1979 (1979)
Writer  Youssef Chahine, Mohsen Zayed
Initial release  October 6, 1979 (New York City)
Cast  Naglaa Fathy, Ahmed Zaki, Farid Shawqi, Hassan Hussein
Similar movies  Directed by Youssef Chahine, Movies about Egypt, Dramas

Alexandria... Why? (Arabic: إسكندرية ليه‎‎, translit. Iskanderija... lih?) is a 1979 Egyptian drama film directed by Youssef Chahine. It was entered into the 29th Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Silver Bear - Special Jury Priz. The film was selected as the Egyptian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 52nd Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee. The film portraits the early life of the director in his home city, Alexandria.

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Cast

Alexandria... Why? Alexandria Why Next Future
  • Ahmed Zaki as Ibrahim
  • Naglaa Fathy as Sarah
  • Farid Shawqi as Mohsen's Father Shaker Pasha
  • Mahmoud El-Meliguy as Qadry
  • Ezzat El Alaili as Morsi
  • Youssef Wahby
  • Yehia Chahine
  • Leila Fawzi
  • Mohsena Tewfik Mohsen
  • Akela Kateb
  • Zeinab Sedky
  • Seif El Dine
  • Ahmad Abdel Waress
  • Abdel Aziz Makhyoun
  • Gerry Sundquist as Thomas 'Tommy' Friskin

  • Alexandria... Why? Films in Films Alexandria Why
    Alexandria... Why? Iskindereya Leh Alexandria Why Misr International Films
    Alexandria... Why? Youssef Chahine the Cosmopolite of Egyptian Cinema Harvard Film
    Alexandria... Why? Youssef Chahine Iskanderija lih aka Alexandria Why 1978

    References

    Alexandria... Why? Wikipedia
    Alexandria... Why? IMDb Alexandria... Why? themoviedb.org


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