THE RETURN OF THE PRODIGAL SON

AWDAT AL-IBN AL DAL

By Youssef CHAHINE

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Completed 1976


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Karlovy Vary IFF 2019
Tribute to Youssef Chahine
    • Year of production
    • 1976
    • Countries
    • EGYPT, ALGERIA
    • Duration
    • 124 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Youssef CHAHINE
    • Synopsis
    • Chahine’s most allegorical film, featuring the bloodiest of all his endings. This bold family saga, Chahine’s first great political picture, concerns a family waiting for the return of the long-absent younger brother to save them from the tyranny of their elder sibling. It is also a work of great physicality that shows the human body in an imposing fashion previously unseen and unexplored in Egyptian cinema.
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