Digital. If it wasn't the theme this film wouldn't premiered, since being Egyptian it belongs to a far away galaxy. And it's exactly the theme that suggests the brilliant device that, hélàs, is not well applied. It quickly falls into a blur of reading through the profusion of rapid movements "in our face," making realism for the youtube generation, which in itself would not be negative if they knew how to do it.
The mood ranges from buddy comedy to nerve-wracking tension, all confined to a police van. Through the gridded windows, Mohamed Diab shows us a country on the verge of collapse. A crafty study on the impact of social segregation.
Dans ce huis clos étouffant, Mohamed Diab séquestre la société égyptienne pour mieux exposer sa profonde division et l'échec d'une révolution gâchée. Chronique complète à lire sur Citazine http://www.citazine.fr/article/clash-huis-clos-oppressant-pour-revolution-agonisante
The film is good. It's a compelling, well-executed examination a country racked by civil war. Not an easy thing to get your head around and I think Diab made a fine attempt to unpack the conflict on a human level. The frenetic register and daunting subject matter make it a gruelling watch.