- Original title
- Running time
- 90 min.
Naguib Mahfuz, Tewfik Saleh
- Synopsis / Plot
- The first film by director Tawfik Saleh, Fools’ Alley is considered one of the most important Egyptian films of the ‘50s – a success very much dependent on a story by Naguib Mahfouz. In an archetypal Egyptian neighborhood, Taha works hard to put aside enough money to marry his beloved Khadija, but when the necessary funds suddenly become available there is an unexpected turn of events. The life of the entire neighborhood is turned upside down and the true colors of its inhabitants are revealed.
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