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The Night of Counting the Years


Directed by Shadi Abdel Salam
Egypt, 1969


When some archaeologists from the Antiquities Department in Cairo notice that several artefacts bearing royal names from the 21st dynasty keep appearing on the antique black market, an expedition is sent to Thebes, the capital of the Pharaonic Empire.

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The Night of Counting the Years
Directed by Shadi Abdel Salam

Awards & Festivals

Festival de Cannes

2009 | Cannes Classics

BFI London Film Festival

2009 | Treasures from the Archives

The New York Film Festival


Chicago International Film Festival

1973 | Best Feature (Gold Hugo)

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