Doa al karawan

TitleDoa al karawan
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1959
AuthorsBarakat, Henry
Running Time109 min
Date Released10/08/1959
DistributorArab Film Distribution
Publication LanguageArabic

This film, based on a novel by Taha Hussein, is set in the upper Egyptian countryside and follows the story of Amna as she plots her revenge on the engineer who destroyed her family's honor. Amna witnesses her sister's death and decides to seek revenge by poisoning the man who seduced her sister and caused her honor killing at the hands of their uncle. As time goes by, she finds she cannot kill him and eventually herself becomes a target for her uncle.

Alternate TitleThe Curlew's Cry
Translated TitleThe Nightingale's Prayer
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