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Rotana Distribution (Firm)

Overview
Works: 253 works in 320 publications in 1 language and 3,057 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Social problem films  Historical films  Musical films  Gangster films 
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Rotana Distribution (Firm)
Wadjda ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Arabic and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest
ʻImārat Yaʻqūbiyān ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in Arabic and held by 77 WorldCat member 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
Ṣirāʻ fī al-Nīl Tempête sur le nil = Conflict on the Nile ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Arabic and held by 61 WorldCat member 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
Salāmah fī khayr Everything is fine ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in Arabic and held by 37 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 34 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 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A poor orphan girl and a young radical find their lives intertwined in modern-day Cairo
al-Hurūb ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in Arabic and held by 33 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
Aḥlām ʻumrinā Dreams of our lives ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in Arabic and held by 29 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?
Ḥalīm Halim ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in Arabic and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A legend plays a legend. Aḥmad Zakī portrays the life of the famous singer, ʻAbd al-Ḥalīm Ḥāfiẓ
Uqtulnī min faḍlak ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in Arabic and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A great comedy featuring two prominent symbols of Arab comedy 'Foad Al Muhandes' and 'Shouykar'. The film is about 'Mamdouh' and 'Amina', a couple who are about to get married. After Mamdouh has been diagnosed by his doctor to be seriously ill and only got only a very few days to live, he decided to break up with Amina and deliberately end his life. During his attempt to commit suicide, and while he was being robbed, he strikes an unbreakable deal with his robber to kill him. When Mamdouh receives some good news, he tries to break up the deal and get through with his life, but will his robber agree to break up the deal?!"--Container
al-Bāb al-maftūḥ ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in Arabic and held by 28 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
Laylat suqūṭ Baghdād ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in Arabic and held by 28 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
al-Karnak by Najīb Maḥfūẓ ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in Arabic and held by 27 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
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
al-Liṣṣ wa-al-kilāb ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in Arabic and held by 25 WorldCat member 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
Ḥarīm Karīm Karim's harem ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in Arabic and held by 25 WorldCat member 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
Amīrah-- ḥubbī anā ( Visual )
in Arabic and held by 25 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
ʻArūs al-Nīl ( Visual )
in Arabic and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When an oil engineer starts digging for oil in Luxor he disturbs the spirits of ancient Egyptians buried there. A spirit, Last Bride of the Nile, is sent to get him to stop the drilling
Dars Khuṣūṣī Khososy's lesson ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in Arabic and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Khososy inadvertently gets involved in a demonstration against British colonial rule in the 1940s he becomes a national hero--and a wanted man--so he decides to leave his family and flee the country. Unfortunately the ship he takes passage on gets trapped in the Bermuda Triangle, and when he escapes he finds himself in 2005
Hārūn al-Rashīd qiṣṣat Danānīr ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in Arabic and held by 24 WorldCat member 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
 
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Alternative Names
Rūtānā (Firm)
روتانا (Firm)
‏روتانا (شركة)
‏روتانا للتوزيع (شركة)
Languages
Arabic (40)