• Clash / Eshtebak
  • Clash / Eshtebak
  • Clash / Eshtebak

Clash / Eshtebak

by Mohamed Diab Border Lines

An ordinary day, the year is 2013. Egypt descends into chaos following a national uprising and a military coup. While Mursi supporters and military personnel battle it out on the streets, people of various groups find themselves crammed into the back of a police van: Muslim brothers, soldiers, Christians, progressives and conservatives, men and women, violent and non-violent – a concentrate of Egyptian society. Over the course of the day, patience wears thin and tensions rise. As viewers, we are at the very centre of the action, and when the truck door finally opens, we, along with everybody else present, want to immediately slam the door closed again. CLASH is an elaborately staged, breathtakingly intimate film poised somewhere between an action-packed drama and an absurd farce.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: Egypt, France, Germany, 2016
  • Runtime: 99 Min
  • Languages: Arabic
  • Subtitles: English
  • Director: Mohamed Diab
  • Cast: Nelly Karim, Hany Adel, Tarek Abdel Aziz, Ahmed Malek, Ahmed Dash
  • Screenplay: Mohamed Diab, Khaled Diab
  • Cinematography: Ahmed Gabr
  • Editor: Ahmed Hafez
  • Sound: Ahmed Adnan
  • Music: Khaled Dagher
  • Producers: Mohamed Hefzy, Eric Lagesse, M. W. Zackie
  • Co-Producers: Olivier Père, Rémi Burah, Nicole Gerhards
  • Executive Producers: Jamal Al Dabbous, Daniel Ziskind
  • Production Companies: Film Clinic, Sampek Productions, Emc Pictures, ARTE France Cinéma, Niko Films
  • World Sales: Pyramide International
  • Swiss Distribution: Cineworx Filmverleih GmbH
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