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Gare Centrale
(Bab El-Hadid)

by Youssef CHAHINE

  • Égypte
  • 1958
  • Fiction
  • Noir & Blanc
  • 73′
  • Arabe
  • 35 mm
  • gare-centrale-1958-02-g

Kenaoui,lame and simple-minded, sells newspapers at Cairo railway station. He falls for Hanouma, a beautiful and provocative drinks seller. But she rejects his advances, having eyes only for the station porter. Driven mad by humiliation, Kenaoui sees just one solution.

“I consider that the relationships between individuals and society are often distorted by the role society forces you to play.” (Y. Chahine)

Shot entirely in a natural setting, Cairo Station inevitably recalls the Italian neo-realism. Chahine – who plays the leading role – shows us close up the suffering and broken illusions of ordinary people in Cairo.

  • Titre françaisGare Centrale
  • Original titleBab El-Hadid
  • Titre internationalCairo Station
  • ScénarioAbdel Hay Adib, Mohamed Abou Youssef
  • PhotoAlvise Orfanelli
  • MontageGamal Aboul Ela
  • SonAziz Fadel
  • MusiqueFouad El-Zahery
  • InterprétationYoussef Chahine, Hind Rostom, Farid Chawki
  • Producteur déléguéGabriel Talhami
  • Directeur de productionMahamed Hagad, Haig Kevorkian
  • Directeur artistiqueGabriel Karraze
  • DécorsAbbas Helmy
  • DistributionPyramide Films : programmation@pyramidefilms.com
  • Support de projectionBeta SP
  • Sous-titrageVOSTF
  • Ratio1:66

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