Villa 69 (69 Messaha Square)

  • Villa 69 (69 Messaha Square)
Genre : Comedy
Type : Fiction
Original title : 69 Midane el Messaha
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2013
Format : Feature
Running time : 120 (in minutes)

A comedy about a 62 years old man facing death from a terminal illness. Characters from his past invade his loneliness(old sister,ex wife…)leading to gradual and radical changes in his dogmatic vision of life. A human light film dealing with the subjects of love, intimacy and death.

69 Messaha square is the address of an old house where all the action takes place. This house is the only one left in the street as a witness of a beauty that once existed. It is also the place where our protagonist Hussein El-Gallad was born and lived most of his life. He is a 62 years old man, a retired interior designer, a charismatic snobbish person, and is terminally ill. For personal reasons Abdul Hamid, his personal assistant, leaves to his home town for a vacation of three weeks. Enter Nadra, Hussein older sister as a replacement for Abdul Hamid to take care of Hussein. With Nadra's arrival problems arise in Hussein life.

Egypt, Fiction - 120 min - Couleur / Color - Digital - Arabic

1st feature film

Director : Ayten Amin
Scriptwriters : Ayten Amin, Muhammed El Hajj, Mahmoud Ezzat

Cast (in credits order)
Khaled Abol Naga... Hussein
Lebleba... Nadra
Arwa Gouda... Sanaa
Omar El Ghandour... Seif
Heba Yousry... Hanaa
Khairy Beshara... The General
Sally Abed... Aya
Youssra El Hawary... Ehsan
Muhammad El-Hajj...
Fadel Al Gargy...
Emad Maher... Hamdy
Amgad Riad... Heidar
Sedky Sakhr... Salah
Amr Salama...

Executive producer
Khaled Abol Naga

Mohamed Hefzy
Wael Omar

Post production producer
Konstantina Vonorta

Line producer
Yehia Zakaria

Music by Samir Nabil

Cinematography by Hussam Shaheen

Film Editing by Emad Maher

Post production manager
Konstantina Stavrianou

Sound Mixer
Abdel Rahman Mahmoud

Visual Effects by
Ippokratis Chalas

Editorial Department
Christos Manousakis... dcp mastering
Yannis Zaharoyannis... colorist

Administrative support
Artemis Kamara

Produced by : Collage Film production (Ihab Ayoub)
With support of : Cairo Film Connection Award

Al Massa Art Production (2013) (Egypt) (theatrical)

Release Date:
6 October 2013 (Egypt)

Filming Locations:
Manial, Cairo, Egypt

2011 | 64ème Festival de Cannes, France
* LA FABRIQUE DES CINÉMAS DU MONDE - Pavillon des Cinémas du Monde


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  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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