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  • The Island (2007)
  • 92 min | Action, Biography, Drama
The Island (2007)
92 min | Action, Biography, Drama

'El Gezira' is a film about a community of Upper Egypt residents living in El Gezira (the Island). They have their own set of rules, ethics and traditions. They also plant drugs and buy arms from Sudan. The officer in charge of the region ...See more'El Gezira' is a film about a community of Upper Egypt residents living in El Gezira (the Island). They have their own set of rules, ethics and traditions. They also plant drugs and buy arms from Sudan. The officer in charge of the region turns a blind eye to these happenings, and in the beginning, the government takes no heed of the Island. At the start of the film, we witness the death of the old 'Kabir el Gezira' (the island's ruler), leaving the land to his son Mansour. The first half follows Mansour as he takes control of his land and must deal with a band of other drug lords who are greedy to take control of the island. The second half of the film deals with the political conflict. It follows the government's side of things (which finally decides to take action) at the same time as Mansour's side as the two react to each other's threats and the conflict escalates. 'El Gezira' is a multi-genre picture. It is a thematic film on Egyptian politics, but also a drama, romance, action and thriller. Written by Andrew Sidhom See less
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Director
Sharif Arafah (as Sherif Arafa)
Cinematographer
Ayman Abou el Makarem (as Ayman Abul-Makarem)
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Release date
Dec 18, 2007 (Egypt)
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18 cast members
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Mahmoud Yassine
The old 'Kabir' The old 'Kabir'   See fewer
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Ahmed el-Sakka
Mansour Mansour   See fewer
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Hind Sabri
Karima (as Hend Sabri) Karima (as Hend Sabri)   See fewer
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Zeina
Fayka Fayka   See fewer
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Mohamed Ibrahim
Nour Elqons Nour Elqons   See fewer
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Basem Samrah
Hassan (as Bassem Samra) Hassan (as Bassem Samra)   See fewer
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Khaled El-Sawi
Roshdy (as Khaled El Sawy) Roshdy (as Khaled El Sawy)   See fewer
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Mahmoud Abdulmoghni
Tarek (as Mahmoud Abdel-Moghni) Tarek (as Mahmoud Abdel-Moghni)   See fewer
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Asser Yassin
Mahmoud Mahmoud   See fewer
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Izzat Abu-Of
Jamal (as Ezzat Abou Aouf) Jamal (as Ezzat Abou Aouf)   See fewer
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Seha Emad
Baby (as Seha Emad) Baby (as Seha Emad)   See fewer
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Mohamed Sherif Hassan
The child Ali (as Mohamed Sherif Hassan) The child Ali (as Mohamed Sherif Hassan)   See fewer
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Mahmoud Mahmoud   See fewer
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Hanan Youssef
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7.7 / 10 | 3,373 votes