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© Zad communication & production
Genre : Thriller
Type : Fiction
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Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2014
Format : Feature
Running time : 92 (in minutes)

An action-thriller drama, which tells the story of a little gangster, El Ott, fighting against a boss of organ trafficking who kidnaps street children in Cairo.

Egyptian gangster El Ott divorces his wife and leaves his family soon after his daughter is mysteriously abducted. He is in a race against time when he discovers that a notorious mobster has recently kidnapped street children from his neighbourhood in order to sell their organs.

A film by Ibrahim El-Batout

Production: Amr Waked and Daniel Ziskind - Zad communication & production llc

Fiction, Egypt / United Arab Emirates, 2014, Egypt, 1hr32' | Arabic with English Subtitles, DCP

Cast: Amr Waked, Farouk Al Fishawy, Salah Al-Hanafy, Amr Farouk, Sarah Shaheen, Salma Yacout

Ibrahim El-Batout's story is a character study of a small time Egyptian gangster El Ott (played with great intensity by Amr Waked) who is both divorced from his wife Salma and estranged from family after his daughter Amina was mysteriously kidnapped and lost in Cairo. He discovers that Fathi, a human and organ trafficking mobster boss, has recently kidnapped street children from his neighborhood in order to sell their organs. It consumes El Ott and fuels his anger for what might have become of his own lost daughter motivating him to destroy Fathi. El Ott's existence is devoured confronting the operations of this child trafficking gang and navigating the underworld to put an end to Fathi's butchery. El Ott does not go it alone but recruits his brother El Ghagary for protection. A fascinating series of events unfolds when a mysterious man claims he has been watching El Ott and offers him a lucrative deal to take down Fathi and his trafficking operation. El Ott along with his brother Ghagary begin a journey through the underworld confronting their own demons as they struggle to take down Fathi and his cohorts. The journey reunites El Ott with his family but there can be no comfort knowing the vicious cycle of organ trafficking will continue through Egypt. -Mohammad Khawaja

Director: Ibrahim El- Batout
Production Company
zad communication & production - Egypt
Music: Akram Al Sharif, Negm Eldin Shaheen
Producer: Amr Waked, Salah Al-Hanafy
Screenwriter: Ibrahim El Batout
Editor: Ahmed Al Hawary
Cinematographer: Tarek Hefny
Sound: Mohamed Hassan Al-Hanafy
Production Designer: Ahmed Fayez

Sales Contact: Daniel Ziskind

2014 | 8th Abu Dhabi Film Festival, Emirats Arabes Unis
* Selection - Narrative Feature Competition
* World Premiere / Première Mondiale
* Projection / Screening Times: Mon 10/27/2014, 21:15, Emirates Palace
* Projection / Screening Times: Wed 10/29/2014, 15:30, Vox 5


Fiction Action-thriller che racconta la storia di un piccolo gangster, El Ott, in lotta contro un boss del traffico di organi che rapisce i bambini di strada de Il Cairo.

di Ibrahim El-Batout

Egitto, 2014, Fic, 1hr32'

Amr Waked e Daniel Ziskind - Zad communication & production llc


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