Beggars And Prouds / Chahatine Wa Nobalaa

  • Release Date: 1991
  • Type: Feature Film
  • Run time: 90 Minutes
  • Directed by: Asma El Bakri
  • Produced by: Misr International Films, Palmer Egyptian French Co Production
  • Screenplay: Samir Bahzan
  • Cast: Salah El Saadani, Mahmoud El Gendi, Abdel Aziz Makhyoun, Ahmed Adam, Lola Mohamed, Ahdi Sadiq, Loubna Wanas, Hanan Youssef, Laila Fares, Mohamed Henidi, Maher Selim
  • Cinematographer: Ramsis Marzouk
  • Editing: Rachid Abdel Salam
  • Music: Mustapha Nagui
  • Sound: Mustapha Ezzat
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Scenario: Asma El Bakri

The setting is Cairo in June of 1945, during the last days of the Second World War. Gohar, a former university professor, encounters a young prostitute in an empty brothel and kills her in a moment of insanity. Assigned to the murder case, police inspector Nour El-Din stays on Gohar's trail hoping for a confrontation and confession of the crime. In this remarkable adaptation of the novel by Albert Cossery, both the detective and the criminal are faced with startling realizations as one closes in on the other.