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Cairo Station

  • Release Date: Jan 16, 1958
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 16 min.
  • Genres: Drama
  • Director:Youssef Chahine


Youssef Chahine directs and stars in this bittersweet, neo-realist drama about a crippled newspaper vendor who falls for a gorgeous lemonade seller. Qinawi (Chahine) is in love with Hanouma (Hind Rostom). But Hanouma is engaged to rugged station worker Abu-Serih (Farid Chawqi). As Abu-Serih attempts to unionize the station workers, Qinawi's fixation on Hanouma crosses the threshold from innocent crush to dangerous obsession. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi