El-aar (1983)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - Egypt  |  
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When a venerable patriarch dies in Cairo, his family is shocked to learn that everything they have -- their home, business, and bank accounts -- is balancing on the projected income from a shipment of cocaine out at sea; the old patriarch, it seems, was an old crook. The male heirs along with everyone else are in a sticky wicket -- they want to keep their assets but are not about to become cocaine traffickers, or so they think. One of the sons is a noble Public Prosecutor, another is a doctor, and the last is pretty much willing to emulate his deceased parent and complete the cocaine deal. As the moral dilemma works its way to a resolution, several tragedies and mishaps follow that seem to indicate crime, in the end, does not pay nearly enough.

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doctor/nurse, drugs, heir, inheritance, lawyer, patriarch