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Bab el Hadid (1958)

Egypt 95m, B&W
Director: Youssef Chahine; Cast: Farid Shawqi, Hind Rostom, Youssef Chahine, Hassan el Baroudi, Abdel Aziz Khalil, Naima Wasfy

cairostationBab el Hadid is the story of Qinawia, a poor disabled newspaper “boy” who is in love with a Hanouma, a vivacious soft drink seller working in the Cairo train station. Already engaged to Abu Sri, a porter who is involved in establishing a union for the station’s workers, Hanouma dismisses Qinawia’s advances. Becoming increasingly jealous, Qinawia is inspired by sensational news events about a dismembered woman found in a trunk. A clash of modern and traditional cultures, this is a dark, psychosexual drama that is reminiscent of a Hitchcock thriller, and is, every bit as good (Klaus Ming April 2015).


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This entry was posted on 04/14/2015 by in 1001 List, 1950s, All and tagged .
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