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The Asphalt Kings
(Afarit El-Asphalt)

by Oussama FAWZI

Sayed is a taxi-driver, a “king of the asphalt”, and a born womanizer. He lives with his family but he uses another house as his bachelor flat. Sayed is having an affair with his neighbour, Batta, the barber’s wife. So as not to awaken the suspicions of the deceived husband, Sayed pays his best friend, Ringo, another cabbie, to go have his beard trimmed just when he and Batta are having their lovers’ tryst. Insherah, Sayed’s sister, would like to marry Ringo but Sayed won’t hear of it. He says that Ringo, like himself is not responsible enough !

As the story unfolds, the acts of adultery become more widespread : while trying to intercede on behalf of his daughter Insherah, Sayed’s father, Abdallah, tries to seduce Ringo’s mother, Zahia. And Sayed’s mother, Tafida, seems too keen on the storytelling talents of the barber, Mohamed.

  • Titre français
    Les Rois de l’asphalte
  • Original title
    Afarit El-Asphalt
  • Titre international
    The Asphalt Kings
  • Scénario
    Mostafa Zekry
  • Photo
    Tarek El-Telmessany
  • Montage
    Ahmed Metwalli
  • Musique
    Rageh Daoud
  • Interprétation
    Mahmoud Hemeida, Gamil Rateb, Salwa Khattab, Hassam Hosny, Aida Abdel Aziz
  • Production
    Guirgis Fawzi Films Misr International Films

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