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Shakifa the Copt
(Chafika el Kebteya)

by Hassan EL IMAM

Born into a modest, conservative family, Shafika has a tough life. Extremely beautiful and gifted for dance, she performs at Eldorado, a meeting place for her rich and influential admirers. Yet she cannot forget her son whom she looks after without telling anyone she actually is his mother. Tormented by jealousy, the prime minister, her lover, tries to keep his young rival away from her, all the more so as his own daughter wishes to marry Shafika’s son. He manages to have him arrested on the basis of a false charge. A despondent Shafika resorts to drugs to forget her sorrow. Thus begins her downfall. Her health is ruined and her beauty fades. She ends up begging outside Eldorado. As to the prime minister’s daughter, she decides to devote her life to God.

  • Titre français
    Chafika la Copte
  • Original title
    Chafika el Kebteya
  • Titre international
    Shakifa the Copt
  • Scénario
    Galil El Bendari, Mohamed Moustafa Sami
  • Photo
    Abdel Halim Nasr
  • Interprétation
    Hind Rostom, Hassan Youssef, Zizi El Badrawi
  • Production
    Helmi Rafla Films
  • Support de projection
    35 mm
  • Sous-titrage

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