Closed Doors / El Abwab El Moghlaka

  • Release Date: 1999
  • Type: Featured
  • Run time: 105 Minutes
  • Directed by: Atef Hatata
  • Produced by: Gabriel Khoury, Marianne Khoury, Marie-Françoise Mascaro
  • Screenplay: Atef Hatata
  • Cast: Mahmoud Hemeida, Sawsan Badr, Ahmed Azmy, Manal Afify, Ahmed Fouad Selim, Maher Essam, Seif Abdel Rahman, Salwa Mohamed Aly, Ahmed Abdel Khalek, Mokhles El Beheiry
  • Cinematography: Samir Bahzan
  • Art direction: Hamed Hemdan
  • Editing: Dalia El Nasser
  • Costume design: Nahed Nasrallah
  • Music: Hisham Nazih
  • Sound: Gasser Khorshed
  • Subtitles: English

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 agrees to instruct him for free because he is attracted to his mother.

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