Mercedes

  • Release Date: 1993
  • Type: Feature Film
  • Run time: 105 Minutes
  • Directed by: Yousry Nasrallah
  • Produced by: Gabriel Khoury, Humbert Balsan
  • Screenplay: Yousry Nasrallah
  • Cast: Yousra, Zaki Fateen Abdel Wahab, Seif Abdel Rahman, Abla Kamel, Menha El Batrawy, Ahmed Samy Abdallah, Mona Zakareya, Magdy Kamel, Bassem Samra, Talaat Zein, Tamim Abdo, Taheya Karioka
  • Cinematography: Ramses Marzouk
  • Art direction: Onsy Abou Seif
  • Editing: Rachida Abdel Salam
  • Costume design: Nahed Nasrallah
  • Music: Mohamed Noah
  • Sound: Gasser Gabr
  • Subtitles: English, French
Synopsis:

Director Yousry Nasrallah satirizes Egyptian social and political tensions in this lively comedy. With his blonde hair and communist beliefs, Noubi (Zaki Fateen) stands out from his fellow countrymen. Rejecting the trappings of his wealthy materialistic family including the ultra-luxury Egyptian status symbol - a Mercedes Benz, he creates chaos with his plan to donate his inheritance to the communist party. When his gay brother disappears, Noubi’s search takes him on an adventure filled with belly dancers, soccer fanatics and Muslim fundamentalists.