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Rotana Distribution (Firm)

Overview
Works: 236 works in 338 publications in 2 languages and 4,299 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Coming-of-age films  Social problem films  Film adaptations  Comedy films  History  Historical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Romance films 
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Rotana Distribution (Firm)
Wadjda by Haifaa Al-Mansour( Visual )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Arabic and French and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wadjda, a fun-loving 10-year-old girl living in Saudi Arabia, has her heart set on a beautiful new bicycle. However, her mother won't allow it, fearing repercussions from a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl's virtue. Determined to turn her dreams into reality and buy the bike on her own, Wadjda uncovers the contradictions and opportunities ingrained in her world
ʻImārat Yaʻqūbiyān( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in Arabic and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scathing portrayal of modern Egyptian society since the coup d'état in 1952. Set in downtown Cairo, the Yacoubian building serves as a metaphor for contemporary Egypt and a unifying location in which most of the main characters live or work, and where most of the action takes place
al-Karnak by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in Arabic and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look back at the tumultuous years after the 1952 Revolution in Egypt, focusing especially on the experiences of a group of politically-active college students
Ṣirāʻ fī al-Nīl = Tempête sur le nil = Conflict on the Nile( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in Arabic and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two friends who work a riverboat on the Nile are torn apart by the appearance of a seductive gypsy woman
Salāmah fī khayr = Everything is fine( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in Arabic and held by 62 WorldCat member 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
Lā anām = Nuit sans lendemain( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in Arabic and held by 35 WorldCat member 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
Dam al-ghazāl( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Arabic and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poor orphan girl and a young radical find their lives intertwined in modern-day Cairo
al-Hurūb( Visual )

in Arabic and held by 32 WorldCat member 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
Ḥalīm = Halim( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Arabic and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A legend plays a legend. Aḥmad Zakī portrays the life of the famous singer, ʻAbd al-Ḥalīm Ḥāfiẓ
Wījā = Ouija( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Arabic and held by 30 WorldCat member 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
al-Bāb al-maftūḥ( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Arabic and held by 29 WorldCat member 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
Aḥlām ʻumrinā = Dreams of our lives( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in Arabic and held by 28 WorldCat member 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?
Ḍidda al-ḥukūmah( Visual )

4 editions published in 1992 in Arabic and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Muṣṭafá, a cynical lawyer, takes an accident victim's case for his own gain. The accident victim turns out to be his own son and he soon finds himself fighting corrupt Egyptian officials for justice
Baʻīdan ʻan al-arḍ( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in Arabic and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A divorced woman meets a new man during an ocean voyage from Egypt to Tunisia
Amīrah-- ḥubbī anā( Visual )

in Arabic and held by 27 WorldCat member 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
ʻAlá bāb al-wazīr = Bab al wazeer( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in Arabic and held by 27 WorldCat member 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 families to this relation. Kamal is the son of a 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"--Container
Laylat suqūṭ Baghdād( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Arabic and held by 27 WorldCat member 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
Uqtulnī min faḍlak( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in Arabic and held by 26 WorldCat member 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
Ayna ʻaqlī = Where's my mind?( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in Arabic and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A masterpiece for the late writer Ihsan Abdel Kodous about Aida and Tawfik, both suffering from a past experience. Tawfik started to drive Aida crazy after she told him about her love story with her ex-fiance Sherif who died and whom she lost her virginity with. Suddenly Tawfik, with an Eastern mentality, revolts on Aida trying to regain his lost pride. When Aida calls Dr. Zohdy, the psychiatry, in an attempt to cure Tawfik, Dr. Zohdy finds out that Tawfik is suffering from a dreadful sexual encounter since he was a child and that [is] what led him to try to destroying himself and his marriage life"--Container
Mawʻid maʻa al-majhūl( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Arabic and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A classic Egyptian film noire starring the brilliant Omar Sharif who is trying to find out the mysterious circumstances under which his brother was killed. This gem also features the fabulous belly dancer Samia Gamal and features some of her famous exotic dancing tableaux."--Container
 
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Alternative Names
Rūtānā (Firm)

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‏روتانا (شركة)

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Languages
Arabic (54)

French (1)