Closed Doors / El Abwab El Moghlaka

  • Release Date: 1999
  • Type: Feature Film
  • Run time: 105 Minutes
  • Directed by: Atef Hatata
  • Produced by: Misr International Films, Art Cinema France
  • Screenplay: Nizar Shaker
  • Cast: Mahmoud Hemeida, Sawsan Badr, Ahmed Azmy, Manal Afifi, Ahmed Fouad Selim, Maher Essam, Seif Abdel Rahman, Salwa Mohamed Ali, Ahmed Abdel Khalek, Mokhles El Beheri
  • Cinematographer: Samir Bahzan
  • Editing: Dalia El Nasser
  • Music: Hisham Nazih
  • Sound: Gasser Khourshed
  • Subtitles: English
  • Scenario: Atef Hatata

Set during the Gulf War, the film focuses on disturbed high schooler Mohamad who early on in the film is suspended from school for spying on girls through a hole in the wall. His divorced mother, who works as a maid, is forced to make sacrifices in order to pay for Mohamad's make-up lessons. As the film progresses, Mohamad’s teacher agree to instruct him for free because he is attracted to his mother.

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