Most widely held works by روتانا (Firm)
عامارة يعقوبيان ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in Arabic and held by 74 libraries worldwide
We meet the residents of the Yacoubian building and through them learn something about the city of Cairo, albeit the more disturbing side of corruption, fundamentalism, prostitution, sexuality, and drugs.
صراع في النيل Tempête sur le nil ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Arabic and held by 49 libraries worldwide
This classic is set on a Nile boat where the conflicts of two men are ignited by a seductive gypsy who marries one man but loves the other.
لا انام Nuit sans lendemain ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in Arabic and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Set in the 1950s, this film tells the story of a spoiled upper class girl who is raised by her father and who is jealous of any happiness her father finds with other women.
دم الغزال ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Arabic and held by 31 libraries worldwide
A poor orphan girl and a young radical find their lives intertwined in modern-day Cairo.
سلامة في خير Everything is fine ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in Arabic and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Through a series of bizarre coincidences, a clerk (Rīḥānī) changes places with a visiting foreign prince, who wishes to test the true motives of his aides.
الهروب ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in Arabic and held by 28 libraries worldwide
An action drama about Montasser who after spending a couple of years in prison on a false charge, comes out to seek revenge from the man who framed him, and the woman who lured his wife into the world of prostitution. After killing them, he escaped to his home town, while some corrupt high-ranking officers try to track him down in attempt to cover up their failure in another highly publicized case and divert the public opinion away from it.
ليلة سقوط بغداد ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in Arabic and held by 27 libraries worldwide
A satire about an average Egyptian family living through the early days for the Iraq War as seen through the eyes of the daughter of a school teacher. Her father, convinced the Americans are about to invade Egypt, appoints his prize student to develop a national super weapon.
احلام عمرنا Dreams of our lives ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in Arabic and held by 26 libraries worldwide
A group of friends pack their bags and go to help one of their own revive her father's tourist business on Egypt's east coast. When they run up against a greedy businessman's plan to acquire the business' land and add it to his expanding properties, will they surrender or will they stand up for their dream?
اقتلني من فضلك ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in Arabic and held by 26 libraries worldwide
A comedy about a couple, Mamduh and Aminah, who are about to get married. After Mamduh is diagnosed with a serious illness, and given only a few days to live, he decides to break up with Aminah and deliberately end his life. During his attempt to commit suicide, while being robbed, he strikes an un-breakable deal with his robber to kill him. However, when Mamduh receives some good news, he tries to back out of the deal.
الباب المفتوح ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in Arabic and held by 26 libraries worldwide
A woman in college struggles against her father's traditional ways as he tries to arrange her marriage to a man of his choosing. The July 22 revolution in 1952 increases her chance of escape.
اذكريني ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in Arabic and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Mona recalls a past romance with Mahmoud after her daughter expresses her desire to get married.
اللص والكلاب ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in Arabic and held by 25 libraries worldwide
This film inspired by the novelist Naguib Mahfouz, tells the story of Mahran, a thief who quickly ascends to be the head of his gang. However, his second in command conspires against Mahran to take his position and his wife. After his prison term, Mahran is thirsty for revenge. But being chased by the police and by his new enemies destines him to a tragic ending.
ويچا Ouija ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Arabic and held by 24 libraries worldwide
"Ouija is a fate-telling board game. The movie is about a group of friends who travel together for a vacation in Sharm El Sheikh, Adham and his wife Farida, Ibrahim and his girlfriend Mariam and their friend Hani, the famous actor. In the night the friends arrive to Sharm El Sheikh they decide to play the Ouija, which turned out to be a catastrophic turning point for the entire group when some of them believed in the secrets of Ouija gave them. Adham started to think Farida was cheating on him, Ibrahim broke up with Mariam and Hany fell in love with a girl he doesn't really know but she robbed him and ran away. Will the friends surrender to the Ouija and accept their fates?"--Container.
حليم Halim ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in Arabic and held by 24 libraries worldwide
A legend plays a legend. Aḥmad Zakī portrays the life of the famous singer, ʻAbd al-Ḥalīm Ḥāfiẓ.
هارون الرشيد قصة دنانير ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in Arabic and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Set during the time of the Arabian Nights a woman, Dananeer, living the simple Bedouin desert life, is taken to the city to sing. She has a divine voice but is unaccustomed to the decadence and intrigues of the palace. The songs performed in this film are regarded by critics as one of the highlights in Umm Kulthūm's singing career.
بعيدا عن الارض ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in Arabic and held by 23 libraries worldwide
A divorced woman meets a new man during an ocean voyage from Egypt to Tunisia.
فرحان ملازم ادم ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in Arabic and held by 22 libraries worldwide
This black comedy is about Farhan who emigrates from upper Egypt to Cairo hoping to find the better life he always dreamt of. Somehow, it doesn't turn out the way he'd planned. When he meets Fotna, though, they fall in love and he forgets about how cruel life has treated him.
على باب الوزير ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in Arabic and held by 21 libraries worldwide
A romantic comedy featuring the famous comedian Adel Emam in one of his masterpieces. Kamal and Noura are two young university students who fell in love but are faced with the financial prejudice of the community around them and the objection of their famillies to his relation. Kamal is the son of poor Court Clerk, while Noura is the only daughter of a wealthy butcher. From this point on, the story moves forward as the community prejudice is broken down in front of their love.
حريم كريمArab Screen ; Unicorn Film Production ; Karim's harem ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in Arabic and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Believing him unfaithful, Karim's wife leaves him and goes home to her mother. When he tries to use his female friends from college to talk her into coming back to him, things naturally go hilariously wrong.
اميرة حبي انا ( Visual )
in Arabic and held by 20 libraries worldwide
A musical film about Amīrah, a young woman who is working to support her family. When she meets and falls in love with Majdī, an high ranking employee in the company, both of their lives change's forever.
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