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The Closed Doors (al Abwab al Moghlaka)

  • 1999
  • Egypt/France
  • 118 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Atef Hetata
  • Cast: Mahmoud Hemida, Sawsan Badr, Ahmed Azmi

Set during the Gulf War and telling the story of a young man who embraces fundamentalist ideas as a way of handling his burgeoning sexuality, Hetata's feature touches on several contemporary Egyptian taboos, examining both their social and political implications.

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