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  • Mawlana (2016)
  • 130 min | Drama, Mystery
Mawlana (2016)
130 min | Drama, Mystery

A seemingly traditional journey of a young sheikh in a governmental mosque who moves from leading prayers to becoming a TV celebrity issuing "fatwas" that are accepted by millions who have become fans of his as a result of his courage and ...See moreA seemingly traditional journey of a young sheikh in a governmental mosque who moves from leading prayers to becoming a TV celebrity issuing "fatwas" that are accepted by millions who have become fans of his as a result of his courage and his attempts to deviate from the usual religious rhetoric in a society heavily influenced by fundamentalism. The TV spotlight only shows his eloquent yet sarcastic answers he gives to the callers in a preset scenario, while in the dark and cloudy space around him, bloody struggles for power are raging, struggles he had always tried to avoid. But as Hatem continues his rise, the more he finds temptations and the less he has chances of salvation. Sheikh Hatem finds himself caught in a complex network of conflict, between the partial loss of a son being treated abroad and a wife whose love has grown cold, and security institutions trying to control him and-using his vulnerabilities-exploiting him to serve their interests. Meanwhile, a sovereign entity entangles him in solving a problem for the president, whose son causes the family an embarrassment of such a fragile society can't handle. "I cannot tell the entire truth, but I do my very best to speak nothing else." This is what Sheikh Hatem tries to do. Will he be able to create even a small fracture in a thick wall of hypocrisy and fear?... Written by Sabbah Bro See less
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Ahmed Beshary (as Ahmad Bishari)
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Updated Dec 10, 2016

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Jan 4, 2017 (Egypt)

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40 cast members
Name Known for
Amr Saad
Sheikh Hatem El Shennawi Sheikh Hatem El Shennawi   See fewer
Dorra Zarrouk
Omayma Omayma   See fewer
Bayoumi Fouad
Anwar Othman (as Bayyumi Fuad) Anwar Othman (as Bayyumi Fuad)   See fewer
Riham Haggag
Nashwa Nashwa   See fewer
Ramzi El-Adl
Al Sheikh Mokhtar (as Ramzi El Adl) Al Sheikh Mokhtar (as Ramzi El Adl)   See fewer
Fathi Abdulwahhab
Actor (as Fathy Abdel Wahab) Actor (as Fathy Abdel Wahab)   See fewer
Ahmed Ashry
Shawkat Shawkat   See fewer
Eman El-Assy
Actress Actress   See fewer
Omar Fathy
Actor Actor   See fewer
Sabri Fawwaz
Actor (as Sabry Fawwaz) Actor (as Sabry Fawwaz)   See fewer
Alaa Hosny
Actor Actor   See fewer
Bakri Khaled
Assistant Director Assistant Director   See fewer
Khaledrizk
Abdullah Abdullah   See fewer
Mahmoud Khattab
Ibrahim Ibrahim   See fewer
Mido Magdy
Ashraf Ashraf   See fewer
Islam Sabri
Actor (as Islam Sabry) Actor (as Islam Sabry)   See fewer
Amr Wahba
Nashaat (The director) Nashaat (The director)   See fewer
Farah Yusuf
Actress Actress   See fewer
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