THE QUEUE

By Tamer EZZAT

MULBERRY FILMS LLC - as PROD

Social issues - Development 2019


    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Social issues, Drama
    • Countries
    • SOUTH AFRICA, MOROCCO
    • Languages
    • ARABIC
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Tamer EZZAT
    • Writer(s)
    • Scott PARDO
    • Synopsis
    • In an unnamed Middle Eastern city, a centralized authority known as the Gate has risen to power in the aftermath of the “Disgraceful Events,” a failed popular uprising. Citizens are required to obtain permission from the Gate for even the most basic of their daily affairs, yet the building never opens, and the queue in front of it grows longer and longer. 

      Citizens from all walks of life wait in the sun: a revolutionary journalist, a sheikh, the cousin of a security officer killed in the clashes with protestors, and a man with injuries The Gate would prefer to keep quiet. A very real vision of life after the Arab Spring written with dark, subtle intelligence, The Queue describes the sinister nature of authoritarianism, and illuminates the way that absolute authority manipulates information, mobilizes others in service to it, and fails to uphold the rights of even those faithful to it.