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More appealing because of its love story, touches of comedy, and a bit of tragedy, the political message underlying this drama about 19th-century Cairo is its primary objective. Two brothers, Farag (Mahmoud Abdelaziz) and Gaber (Abdul-Aziz Makoun) live in an impoverished neighborhood of the capital. Farag quickly rises to the position of a neighborhood leader, but he soon favors the life of the wealthy and ends up deserting his wife and his...more