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Why Does the Sea Laugh?


This Egyptian film, shot in Alexandria, presents the benefits of exchanging the shackles of a conventional, successful life, for the spiritual freedom of poverty. Hussein, a meek accountant, is tired of his boring, repetitious life. After he suffers a succession of unearned degradations, he decides to chuck it all and literally run away from home. Stripped of all worldly goods and values, Hussein discovers the generosity of the common man. When four prostitutes are about to go to jail, Hussein...more