Zelal

Direction
Year
2010
Country
  • Egypt
  • France
Runtime
90min
Audio Tracks
Subtitles

A journey into the enclosed world of two of cairo's mental hospitals, ZELAL draws us into the day-to-day life of "ordinary" madmen and women. The film lays bare the shattered humanity of people abandoned without hope, left to stumble about in the backwash of life’s misfortunes. In the process, the viewer confronts his own demons, with the disturbing realization that the mentally ill are actually extensions of society’s madness.

Details

  • Original Title
    Zelal
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Marianne Khoury, Mustapha Hasnaoui
  • Cinematography
    Tamer Joseph, Victor Credi
  • Editing
    Doaa Fadel
  • Sound
    Gasser Khorshed, Sameh Gamal
  • Runtime
    90 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2010
  • Country
    • Egypt
    • France
  • Format
    • Colour

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