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The Night of Counting the Years

The Night of Counting the Years
  • 1969
  • Egypt
  • 102 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Shadi Abdel Salam
  • Written by: Shadi Abdel Salam
  • Cast: Ahmed Marei, Ahmad Hegazi, Zouzou Hamdy El-Hakim, Nadia Lutfi
  • Language: Classical Arabic

Robberies of unmapped tombs provide a valuable life source to a poverty stricken Egyptian tribe. A beautiful, if slow moving, examination of the importance of preserving history from cultural plundering.

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