Al-asfour

TitleAl-asfour
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1972
AuthorsChahine, Youssef
Running Time1h 45min
CountryAlgeria; Egypt
Publication LanguageArabic
Abstract

Banned upon its release in Egypt, Chahine's The Sparrow views the pan-Arab defeat of the Six Day War (June 1967) through the prism of state corruption. On the even of war, a police officer and journalist in an Upper Egypt village investigate a recent murder and theft, connecting both of them back to high-ranking state officials. The film offers a broader commentary on the failures of Pan-Arabism from within.

URLhttps://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068225/
Translated TitleThe Sparrow
Original Publicationالعصفور
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