Oyun La Tanam (1981)

Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - Egypt  |  
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Four brothers run a car-repair shop in Cairo, with the eldest dominating the lot. Worried about the care of his brothers and wanting an heir himself, the oldest brother has a matchmaker arrange a marriage for him. Once his bride arrives, dissension drives two of the brothers away, and animosity between the oldest and youngest brothers increases - an underlying issue is who will inherit the shop. Soon the youngest brother enters into a romantic liaison with the new wife, and it is not long before she discovers that she is pregnant. Her husband first thinks that the treatment he has undergone for his sterility was successful - and then he finds out the truth. Embittered and angry, when he must chose between saving the life of the unborn child or that of the mother, he opts for the baby. His own fate is sealed as his younger brother attacks him, an act that could be fatal for either or both of them. Eugene O'Neill's Desire Under the Elms served as a model for the storyline in Oyun La Tanam.

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brother, domination [influence], marriage, matchmaker, pregnancy