26.9. - 5.10.2019

Halim Egypt 2006 | 148 min | OV | | FF 2006

Sherif Arafa

rated for 0 + years
How an orphan became one of the mostpopular singers of the Arabic world is movingly and equally lavishly told in the biopic of Abdel Halim Hafez (1929-77) who died of bilharzia at 48. Ahmad Zaki, the De Niro of the Nile, plays Halim who lived only for his music. Like him, he caught bilharzia and did not live to see the finished film. Zaki's son gives an impressive film debut as the young Halim.
Orig. Title: Halim
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: Arabic
Section: Agenda 06
Director: Sherif Arafa
Screenplay: Mahfouz Abdel Rahman
Cast: Ahmed Zaki, Mona Zaki, Solaf Fawakhergy, Gamal Soliman
Producer: Sameh Gobran,Amin El Masry
Sprachfassung: OV
Camera: Ayman Abou El Makarem
Set Designer: Onsy Abu Seif
Cutter: Dalia Nasser
Format: 35 mm
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