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282 Ratings

Cairo Station

Bab el hadid

Directed by Youssef Chahine
Egypt, 1958


The tragicomic tale of a crippled newspaper vendor’s obsessive love for a girl who sells lemonade in the central railway station.

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Cairo Station Directed by Youssef Chahine

Critics reviews

Chahine’s richly textured, good-humored, visually forceful storytelling portrays the surging, ribald vitality of Egyptian society that squirms beneath the unjust authority of dictators and dogmatists.
December 22, 2017
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