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8 Ratings

The Beginning and the End

Bidaya wa nihaya

Directed by Salah Abouseif
Egypt, 1960


The film portrays the lives of the members of an Egyptian family, who are three brothers, their sister Nefisah (Sanaa Gamil) and their mother (Amina Rizk), after the family’s patriarch’s death.

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The Beginning and the End Directed by Salah Abouseif

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  • tidal waif's rating of the film The Beginning and the End

    3,5 Watching this film is like recapitulating the classical philosophy's anti-democratic stance which claims that democracy is not a workable means for achieving the goal the classics aim at – Virtue, because virtue requires education which requires leisure which requires wealth and wealth will always be reserved for a chosen few. Democracy or the rule of the majority will be (in inverse order): the rule of the poor,

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