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Rotana Distribution (Firm)

Overview
Works: 237 works in 344 publications in 2 languages and 4,270 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Coming-of-age films  Comedy films  Social problem films  Film adaptations  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Historical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
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 )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Arabic and French and held by 1,100 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. Hilarious, heartbreaking and inspiring all at once, this groundbreaking film has charmed critics and audiences all over the globe
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 71 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 64 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 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An evocation of contemporary Jewish life in post-Soviet Ukraine
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 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poor orphan girl and a young radical find their lives intertwined in modern-day Cairo
Escape by Rita Letendre( 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
al-Bāb al-maftūḥ( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Arabic and held by 30 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
Wīchā = Ouija( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Arabic and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of friends go on a vacation together and end up playing the Ouija board, resulting in a catastrophic turning point in their lives
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
Aḥlām ʻumrinā = Dreams of our lives( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in Arabic and held by 27 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 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A divorced woman meets a new man during an ocean voyage from Egypt to Tunisia
ʻAlá bāb al-wazīr = Bab al wazeer( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in Arabic and held by 26 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
Dars Khuṣūṣī = Khososy's lesson( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in Arabic and held by 25 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
Amīrat ḥubbī anā = My lovely Amira( Visual )

in Arabic and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The film tells the story of the active and energetic young girl, Amira, who gets hired in one of the government's offices. She got struck by the routine and the overall mood of depression that everyone in the office is suffering from especially her boss who falls in love with her. Being already married, Amira's boss convinces her to keep their marriage secretly but eventually the secrect marriage has been revealed and the story goes ..."--Container
al-Liṣṣ wa-al-kilāb by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Arabic and held by 24 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
Azwāj ṭāʼishūn( Visual )

in Arabic and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two husbands suffer the neglect of their wives and try to cope in their own way with a problem that is common in modern society."--Container
 
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Alternative Names
Rūtānā (Firm)

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‏روتانا (شركة)

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Languages
Arabic (56)

French (1)