Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
Set in an Egyptian village in 1947, this drama reveals the strength of Saddika (Dalida Moshen), a 40-year-old grandmother determined to survive the cholera epidemic that is sweeping the country. Saddika works as a laundress for a famous actress and takes care of her invalid husband and grandson Hassan. Okka (Moheidine Chouikar) is a happy-go-lucky organ grinder who hopes that his singing and dancing abilities will lead to stardom one day. Instead, his behavior gets him a beating by ultra-nationalists and he ends up under Saddika's care, thanks to her grandson Hassan. From that point onward, Okka begins to take an interest in the attractive grandmother which only increases after her husband commits suicide by burning down their house. Homeless and needing to flee the cholera epidemic, Hassan, Saddika, and Okka take off together.