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The Leech

Original title
Shabab emraa
Year
Running time
126 min.
Country
Egypt Egypt
Director
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Screenwriter
Salah Abouseif, Sayid Bidir, Amin Yousseff Ghurab
Music
Fuad al-Dahiri, Ramses Naguib
Cinematography
Wahid Farid (B&W)
Cast
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Genre
Drama
Synopsis / Plot
A young man from the country arrives in Cairo to finish his education. His landlady, a widow and successful businesswoman in the quarter of the Citadel, seduces him. Although she teaches him much about life she also makes him forget his obligations to his family, his studies, even his religion. When he tries to put her aside she attempts to force him to give up everything in which he believes.
Awards
1956: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
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