By Ahmed ATEF


Drama - Pre-Production 2010

The film is about the Egyptian taxi drivers (yellow cab ) community in New York and their struggle after September 11.They follow the American dream but they finish in a nightmare. What's lead them to Guantanamo then to Dubai?

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 120 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ahmed ATEF
    • Writer(s)
    • Ahmed ATEF, Nawara NEGM
    • Producer(s)
    • Isaad YOUNES (ACPD - Egypt)
    • Synopsis
    • Characters are two protagonists, Yahya and Egyptian young man and Noha an Egyptian young woman and other sub-characters from different nationalities and classes.
      Events take place in four places with four periods of time. In Egypt, which presents the flash backs that explains the difficulties which faced the protagonists and forced them to immigrate to the United States. In New York, which presents the main plot and where most of the events take place. In New York we follow the protagonists' strife to start a new life and carve on stone their place in the American society and the development that happens to both characters, then we witness their short term success followed by Yahya's arrest which takes us to the third setting: Guantanamo. In Guantanamo another development happens to Yahya characterized with bitterness and disappointment. Simultaneously we witness a similar development that happens to Noha after the arrest of her husband (Yahya) whom she fell in love with in New York and their marriage came as crowning to their success in the States.
      Other four sub-characters are developed parallel to the main characters development. These four characters are Ibrahim, Wagid, Wael and Gamal, who are exposed to the FBI, tortured then released completely broken.
      The fourth and last setting is in Dubai, where Yahya and his wife Noha plan to retaliate in the most destructive and bitter means.
    • Partners & financing
    • ACPD ( Arabia Cinema Production and Distribution)
    • Production schedule
    • Shooting Estimated October 2009
      Release estimated Summer 2010
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Oct 01, 2009