Cairo Station (1958)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Ensemble Film, Slice of Life, Tragi-comedy  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - Egypt , United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Youssef Chahine directs and stars in this bittersweet, neo-realist drama about a crippled newspaper vendor who falls for a gorgeous lemonade seller. Qinawi (Chahine) is in love with Hanouma (Hind Rostom). But Hanouma is engaged to rugged station worker Abu-Serih (Farid Chawqi). As Abu-Serih attempts to unionize the station workers, Qinawi's fixation on Hanouma crosses the threshold from innocent crush to dangerous obsession.




railroad-station, anti-hero, fiancee, sexual-frustration, vendor


High Artistic Quality, High Historical Importance