Sins of the Flesh / Haram El Gasad

  • Type: Feature Film
  • Directed by: Khaled El Hagar
  • Date: 2016
  • Duration: 119 Minutes
  • Subtitles: English
  • Production: Misr International Films
  • Editor: Manar Hosny
  • Scenario: Khaled El Hagar
  • Starring: Nahed El Sebaei, Ahmed Abdallah Mahmoud, Zaki Fateen Abdelwahab, Mahmoud El Bezawey, Mohamed Al Salwa
  • Sound: Gomaa Abdellatif
  • Cinematographer: Nestor Calvo
  • Music: Khaled Dagher
  • Story: Khaled El Hagar
Synopsis:

Haram El Gasad (Sins of the Flesh) a tragic story of betrayal, oppression and murder", explores the events of the 25 January 2011 revolution in an unconventional way.

Four characters live on a remote farm, away from the actual crises, and no actual realtime images of the revolution are shown. However, the events taking place at the farm reflect what is happening in the country.

The main character, Fatma, represents the struggle of Egyptians. She is torn between tradition, represented by her husband Hassan, the guardian of the farm, a need for rebellion and renewal represented by her lover Ali, Hassan's cousin, who escaped from prison, and the corruption and greed of the rich elite, symbolised by the owner of the farm, Mourad.

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