Saturday, July 13, 2013
Bab el hadid.aka.The Iron Gate.1958.Youssef Chahine.Full movie
Director: Youssef Chahine
Writers: Mohamed Abu Youssef (dialogue), Abdel Hai Adib
Stars: Farid Shawqi, Hind Rostom, Youssef Chahine
Kinawi, a physically challenged peddler who makes his living selling newspapers in the central Cairo train station, is obsessed by Hannouma, an attractive young woman who sells drinks. While she treats Kinawi in a sympathetic way and jokes with him about a possible relationship, She is actually in love with Abu Sri', a strong and respected porter at the station who is struggling to unionize his fellow workers to combat their boss' exploitative and abusive treatment.