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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Mtume Gant's rating of the film Cairo Station

    It’s like Lacan’s Big Other theory meets neo-realistic social drama. Absolutely stunning film. The actors are first rate and the camera captures them beautifully. It truly lived up to its classic status

  2. dionysus67's rating of the film Cairo Station

    A brilliant film told in neo-realist style that inserts social commentary to the tale of a limping human existence. Such is the resonance of the truncated Qinawi (a towering performance by Chahine himself) that all social pathologies of the Egyptian society in its lame modernization take the back seat as Qinawi's search for love turns into an unattainable ideal, like the absent gaze of the young girl on the street.

  3. Yelizaveta's rating of the film Cairo Station

    The movie is a little bit odd, but what a great amount of topics still relevant to egyptian society it explores and gives a light to. I'm definitely gonna watch some other movies of his

  4. Bilouaustria's rating of the film Cairo Station

    This true classic of egyptian cinema is worth its reputation. The framing and constent movement make it a great entertainment. Lots of fantastic faces, secondary stories, and nice camera work. It makes you want to know more about Chahine, almost the same way i wanted to watch more films from Satyajit Ray the minute i discovered him. I don´t understand why "world cinema" sounds a bit pejorative.

  5. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film Cairo Station

    No puedo dejar de pensar en "Arroz amargo", de De Santis, al ver este relato infausto de rasgos neorrealistas que, además de hurgar sobre un conflicto proletario, rebela una carga erótica, a propósito de la presencia de una personaje que funciona como objeto de deseo encantando con su cnoquetería y baile. Lo cierto es que el protagonista es un hombre perverso, dócil públicamente, repulsivo para el espectador.

  6. briggsy's rating of the film Cairo Station

    Character piece full of atmosphere and suspense to rival Hitchcock. This is a great film. A social and cultural doceument of a Cairo in which there was great poverty but also great vibrancy and community. This is a horror/ thriller which is told with great Egyptian affection.

  7. Il secondo maestro del revolver's rating of the film Cairo Station

  8. Nachtreich's rating of the film Cairo Station

    Ci sono varie cose nel montaggio video e nella sincronia tra labiale e doppiaggio che danno fastidio, ma è incredibilmente gradevole e spesso bello.

  9. Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film Cairo Station

    Kept the main guy’s humanity intact, which was good. You felt bad for him as much as you were disturbed by his behavior.

  10. Alex's rating of the film Cairo Station

  11. smndvdcl's rating of the film Cairo Station

    What a massive oversight that this Egyptian masterpiece does not have more acclaim.

  12. εξώτερο Διάστημα's rating of the film Cairo Station

    Shattering. What a wonderful film! Knives hanging down on strings two days after I saw similar menacingly shiny shots in Hark Tsui's "Blade", and the slow-burning athanor of heat, youth customs and political earthquakes, sensual teasing and underskin magmatic unrest the man who was denied love is forced to undergo for he lacked the essential beauteous quality the Middle Ages called integritas: bodily whole(some)ness.

  13. Karthik's rating of the film Cairo Station

    An empty carriage creating suspense; a filled one flashing with limbs for communal dance; undercarriages in motion = danger; stationary = hiding place for young girls in bloom; warehouses filled with bales of hay = amorous hide & seek; empty = deadly cat & mouse. What is amazing about this film full of stock types is that each subplot, each mood in the crazy array of moods seems spontaneously generated by location!

  14. El Biffo's rating of the film Cairo Station

    The best Egyptian film I have ever seen. If you know a better one, the comments box is below!

  15. Brad Scott's rating of the film Cairo Station

    An incredible, arresting film which still feels shocking today

  16. Arash Naim's rating of the film Cairo Station

    such a great film, I really need to watch more Chahine films ...

  17. Zachary George Najarian-Najafi's rating of the film Cairo Station

    What an odd film. It almost reminds me of Bunuel's Los Olvidados in the way it combines neorealism with a grotesque quality. The editing and cinematography is amazing at times. Chahine also impresses on both sides of the camera here. Great film, but sadly underrated.