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Sixth Day
(Al-Yawm al-Sadis)

by Youssef CHAHINE

1947 : a cholera epidemic ravages Egypt. Saddika, a washerwoman in her forties, lives in a basement with her paralysed husband and her grand-son. Strong-willed but reserved, she compensates for the lack in her emotional life by fantasies based on the popular melodramatic stereotypes of the day. She loves movies and washes the clothes of her favourite actress, the voluptuous Zeinat. One evening, her grandson brings Okka home with him. Okka is a 24-year-ols monkey trainer who is immediately struck by Saddika’s feminity, behind her taciturn mask.

  • Titre français
    Le Sixième Jour
  • Original title
    Al-Yawm al-Sadis
  • Titre international
    Sixth Day
  • Scénario
    Youssef Chahine, d'après le roman d'Andrée Chedid
  • Photo
    Mohsen Nasr
  • Musique
    Omar Khairat
  • Interprétation
    Dalida, Mohsen Mohieddine, Hamdi Ahmad, Mohamed Mounir
  • Production
    Misr International Film, Lyric Production International

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