2016, Egypt-Germany-France, 97’, Color, Arabic
Director: Muhammed Diab
Cast: Nelly Karim, Hany Adel, Tarek Abdel Aziz, Ahmed Malek
2016 Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard
The struggle of remaining human given in a day and a night.
The first Arab film to open the Cannes Un Certain Regard section in 20 years.
Cairo, summer of 2013 – Two years after the Egyptian revolution. In the wake of the ouster of Islamist president Morsi, a police truck full of detained demonstrators of divergent political and religious backgrounds roams through violent protests. Stuck in a bus, no one knows who the enemy is. They rise a fight against each other. After a while, silence begins. Can the detainees overcome their differences to stand a chance of survival?
In this wildly well-made movie, director Mohammed Diab succeed the hardest thing; tells a crucial struggle of humanity fitted in a small bus, takes us in the middle of the revolution rebellion in Egypt and let us feel the impact of brutality and chaos.