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Alexandria... Why?


Alexandria... Why?

Alexandria... Why?
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Film poster
Directed by Youssef Chahine
Produced by Youssef Chahine
Written by Youssef Chahine
Mohsen Zayed
Starring Ahmed Zaki
Cinematography Mohsen Nasr
Editing by Rashida Abdel Salam
Release date(s)
Running time 133 minutes
Country Egypt
Language Arabic

Alexandria... Why? (Arabic: إسكندرية ليه‎, translit. Iskanderija... lih?) is a 1979 Egyptian drama film directed by Youssef Chahine. It was entered into the 29th Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Silver Bear - Special Jury Priz.[1] The film was selected as the Egyptian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 52nd Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[2] The film tells the story of two young men, one Egyptian, the other European, who fall in love during World War II.


  • Ahmed Zaki as Ibrahim (as Ahmed Zaky)
  • Naglaa Fathy as Sarah (as Naglaa Fathi)
  • Farid Shawqi as Mohsen's Father (as Farid Chawky)
  • Mahmoud El-Meliguy as Qadry (as Mahmoud El Meligui)
  • Ezzat El Alaili as Shaker (as Ezzat El Alayli)
  • Youssef Wahby
  • Yehia Chahine
  • Leila Fawzi
  • Mohsena Tewfik (as Mohsena Tawfik)
  • Akela Kateb
  • Zeinab Sedky
  • Seif El Dine (as Seif El Din)
  • Ahmad Abdel Waress
  • Abdel Aziz Makhyoun
  • Gerry Sundquist as Thomas 'Tommy' Friskin

See also


External links

  • Internet Movie Database
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