30.09. - 09.10.2021

Al Ghaba (Demons of Cairo) Egypt 2008 | 90 min | OV | Colour | FF 2009

Ahmed Atef

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

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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.
Original title: Al Ghaba (Les Démons du Caire)
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Arabic
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Ahmed Atef
Screenplay: Ahmed Atef, Nasser Abdel Rahman
Cast: Reham Abdel Ghaffour, Hanan Metawie, Ahmed Azmi, Amr Abdel Gelil
Producer: Ahmed Atef
Director of Photography: Raouf Abdel Aziz
Music: Amr Ismail
Production Design:
Editor: Ahmed Abdallah
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: 35 mm
German Distributor:
World Sales: Sunny land film (Limited)
Production: Egypt Films, 4 Mohandessin Nile Towers, (B) Maadi Nile Cornihe, Cairo, Egypt, Tel: +2010 141 00 88, Fax: +202 25 26 7001, email:


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