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)
Ahmed Atef, Nasser Abdel Rahman
Reham Abdel Ghaffour, Hanan Metawie, Ahmed Azmi, Amr Abdel Gelil