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Al Ghaba (Demons of Cairo)

OT: Al Ghaba (Les Démons du Caire)

Ahmed Atef // Egypt, 2008
Fiction Feature // FF2009



After shooting a documentary short film on the street children of Cairo, director Ahmed Atef was so taken up by the topic that he decided to make a feature film about it. Glue sniffing runaways and abandoned orphans make easy targets for violent gangs and sadistic policemen. And yet they resist. A disturbing, tragic film, whose sheer brutality Atef underlines with the instruments of poetic realism.


Ahmed Atef, born in 1971, director and writer. His films include"How to Let Girls Love You" (2003) and "Omar" (2000).


Al Ghaba (Les Démons du Caire)

Fiction Feature


Agenda 09//FF2009



90 min


Ahmed Atef

Ahmed Atef, Nasser Abdel Rahman

Reham Abdel Ghaffour, Hanan Metawie, Ahmed Azmi, Amr Abdel Gelil

Ahmed Atef

Raouf Abdel Aziz

Ahmed Abdallah

Amr Ismail

Sunny land film (Limited)

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