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The Return of the Prodigal Son

Original title
Awdat al ibn al dal
Year
Running time
120 min.
Country
Egypt Egypt
Director
Screenwriter
Youssef Chahine, Salah Jahine
Music
Hassan Abouzeid
Cinematography
Abdel Aziz Fahmy
Cast
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Genre
Drama | Melodrama
Synopsis / Plot
In this Andre Gide adaptation, an activist is released after many years in prison and returns home, shaking up established relationships among his family members at the farm governed by his strict father. Demonstrating Chahine’s eclecticism, this is an elegant melodrama, exuberant musical, layered allegory, and profound portrait of personal and political disillusionment.
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