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Love and the Dumb Boy
(Al akhrass wal hob)

by Alfred BAHRI

Philippe Akiki, a widower, own a small shop in the village. An honest man, he has two sons: a dumb one (Maasri) and a cunning one (Gebara). The dumb son is as honest as his father, always willing to help. He impersonates goodness.He is in love with a village girl and can only express his love with gestures, instead of the short-lived words his brother keeps using. While the dumb son helps his father to earn money in the shop, his brother gambles it away, spends it on women and tries to grab the dumb boy’s land to pay his debts back.

  • Titre français
    Le Muet et l’amour
  • Original title
    Al akhrass wal hob
  • Titre international
    Love and the Dumb Boy
  • Scénario
    André Chahine
  • Photo
    Ibrahim Chamat
  • Interprétation
    Mounir Maasri, Raymond Gebara, Ghada Salem, Philippe Akiki, Samira Baroudi
  • Production
    Elie Maasri

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