EL GEZIRA

THE ISLAND

By Sherif ARAFA

UNITED ARTISTIC GROUP (UAG) - as PROD

Action/Adventure - Completed 2007


    • Year of production
    • 2007
    • Genres
    • Action/Adventure, Drama
    • Countries
    • EGYPT
    • Languages
    • ARABIC
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 150 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sherif ARAFA
    • Synopsis
    • Mansour is the son of the island's ruler, the KABIR, who brought prosperity to the residents after planting drugs in their land. Instead of naming his younger brother Hassan as his successor, the father hands the throne to his son, fueling inter-family rivalry. As his heritage is an evil empire, Mansour finds himself in a continuous cycle of bloodshed with his family and other drug lords. On the other hand, the government decided to end its blind eye policy toward the drugs trafficking in the island, that has been used for a long time for political reasons, hence, adding more threats and challenges to Mansour. Shortly after, Mansour drowns in his lust for power, money and blood and the conflict escalates.
      Based on a true story about drugs trafficking in upper Egypt, El Gezira (the island) is unique, authentic, artistic and entertaining.
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