Return Of The Prodigal Son / Awdet El Ibn El Dal

  • Release Date: 1976
  • Type: Featured
  • Run time: 120 Minutes
  • Directed by: Youssef Chahine
  • Produced by: Misr International Films, Oncic
  • Screenplay: Youssef Chahine, Salah Jaheen, Farouk Baloufa
  • Cast: Mahmoud El Meligy, Soheir El Morshedy, Shoukry Sarhan, Hoda Sultan, Raga Hussein, Said Aly Quwerat, Aly El Sherif, Magda El Roumy, Ahmed Mehrez, Hesham Selim, Ahmed Bedeir
  • Cinematography: Abdel Aziz Fahmy
  • Art direction: Magdi Nashed, Mohamed Nady, Mohamed Bou Gemaa
  • Editing: Rachida Abdel Salam
  • Costume design: Mohamed Ezzat
  • Music: Abou Zeid Hassan
  • Sound: Kamal Miksar
  • Subtitles: English, French

The story is adapted from a novel by Andre Gide and depicts a family going through a fatal crisis. Ali Madbouli, a former social activist who went on to marry the daughter of a wealthy contractor with lucrative government construction deals, returns home to his family after ten years in prison. Ali had been imprisoned for his involvement in a cost-cutting scheme having resulted in the collapse of a contracted building. But the man who returns is no longer well-loved Ali they remember.

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