The Land - Al-ard

Youssef ChahineEgypt – 1969 – More information on this movie

CHF 19.00 / EUR 17.00

One of Chahine's most enduring classics, The Land details the struggle of a group of peasant farmers in the 1930s to protect their fields and their livelihood against a corrupt pasha interested only in self-aggrandizement. Adapted by Chahine from a novel published shortly after the abolition of the monarchy by Egypt's 1952 revolution, The Land offers a full-blooded narrative of political struggle and sweeping nationalist emotions and is a rallying cry for an Arab world demoralized by Israeli expansion in the late 1960s.

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Language OV arabic Subtitles deutsch, français
Length 130 min. Screen 1:1.33 - 4/3 PAL Sound DD 1.0 FSK 16+ Region code All regions
Bonus PortraitYoussef Chahine by Marianne Khoury, Yousry Nasrallah and Farouk Beloufa (22')

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