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208 Ratings

After the Battle

Baad el Mawkeaa

Directed by Yousry Nasrallah
Egypt, France, 2012


Once a member of the notorious groups that were coerced by the Egyptian government to attack the protestors in Tahir Square in 2011, Mahmoud has since lost his job and been ostracized by his own community. A chance encounter with a secular young divorcee will change both of their lives forever.

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After the Battle Directed by Yousry Nasrallah

Critics reviews

Ideological shifts occur gradually and within individuals. To illustrate them, a filmmaker all but has to work in melodrama, a genre traditionally concerned with the impact of external circumstances on individuals’ emotional lives. Nasrallah recognizes this—so, too, do his actors. The performances here are fiery, expressive, and direct. Even on my laptop, these characters seemed bigger than life.
November 12, 2013
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Pulsing with the live energy of street fighting, After the Battle is a political dialogue between parties that struggle to find a common language.
September 01, 2012
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