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Cairo Station
(Bab El-Hadid)

by Youssef CHAHINE


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 français
    Gare Centrale
  • Original title
    Bab El-Hadid
  • Titre international
    Cairo Station
  • Scénario
    Abdel Hay Adib, Mohamed Abou Youssef
  • Photo
    Alvise Orfanelli
  • Montage
    Gamal Aboul Ela
  • Son
    Aziz Fadel
  • Musique
    Fouad El-Zahery
  • Interprétation
    Youssef Chahine, Hind Rostom, Farid Chawki
  • Producteur délégué
    Gabriel Talhami
  • Directeur de production
    Mahamed Hagad, Haig Kevorkian
  • Directeur artistique
    Gabriel Karraze
  • Décors
    Abbas Helmy
  • Distribution
    Pyramide Films :
  • Support de projection
    Beta SP
  • Sous-titrage
  • Ratio

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