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The Emigrant


Directed by Youssef Chahine
France, Egypt, 1994


The biblical epic of Joseph (here named Ram) told from the Egyptian perspective: a dreamer and intellectual, bullied by his elder brothers, Ram desires to leave his family’s nomadic life to study in Egypt. Sold into slavery by his brothers, he must fight to overcome the odds and win admiration.

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The Emigrant Directed by Youssef Chahine

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