CAIRO STATION (Bab el Hadid)


cairo-station-bab-el-hadid-dec-5thShowing the influence of Lang and Hitchcock, this is a tale of obsessive love leading to reckless violence. Lame news seller, Kenaoui, played by the director, falls in love with the voluptuous femme fatale Hanouma who is in a relationship with a station porter and contrives to win her affections. The sexual tension and tight plot are wonderfully executed by Chahine. The film was banned in Egypt for twenty years. “…delivered with immense wit and style” – Jon Fortgang, Film 4. (Cert PG)
Dir: Youssef Chahine 75 mins Egypt 1958