Sins of the Flesh / Haram El Gasad

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

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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