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Laylat El-Kaped Alla Fatma

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Director and co-writer Henri Barakat has adapted a story by Sekiena Fouad to tell the tale of the July, 1952 revolution in Egypt through the experiences of Fatma (Faten Hamama), a young betrothed woman. Her history is told in flashbacks as she sits on the roof of her house, intending to jump to her death if her brother carries through with his threat to confine her to a mental institution. Fatma's husband-to-be is a fisherman who has been away for a long time looking for work abroad, and she has stayed...more

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