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Al-irhab wal Kabab (Terror und Kebab)

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Name: Al-irhab wal Kabab (Terror und Kebab)

Country: Ägypten

Year of publication: 1993

Format: DVD

Color: color

Language : OF arab. m. dt. UT

Duration: 105 Minuten

Direction: Arafa, Sherif

Screenplay: Hamid, Wahid

Actor: Emam, Adel; Youssra El-Shennawi, Kamal; Rateb, Ahmed; Baqi, Ashraf Abdel; Zaki, Magda; Akl, Ahmed


Terrorism and the Kebab is a farce denouncing the absurdity of bureaucracy in modern Egypt. Adel Imam, Egypt‘s leading comic actor, is a father who wants to move his son to a school closer to home. He goes to El-Mugamaa, the center of Cairo‘s monolithic bureaucracy, to pick up the required documents. Frustrated by the lack of response, he ends up attacking a fundamentalist official and, when armed police respond to the situation, a machine gun accidentally finds its way into Imam‘s hands.
As a terrorist, his demands to the Minister of Internal Affairs are simple: Shish Kebab made of high-class lamb. After having a hearty meal with his hostages, however, his demands become more political.
The film was shot at “Mugammaa“, the biggest administration building of the African continent, just at the edge of the legendary Tahrir, the place of the recent protests in Cairo.