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Rotana Distribution (Firm)

Overview
Works: 222 works in 348 publications in 2 languages and 4,164 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Coming-of-age films  Social problem films  Comedy films  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Romance films  Melodramas (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 )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Arabic and French and held by 1,009 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 by Marwan Hamed( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in Arabic and held by 77 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 74 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 )

5 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 42 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
Dam al-ghazāl( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Arabic and held by 35 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 34 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
Lā anām Nuit sans lendemain( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in Arabic and held by 33 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
al-Bāb al-maftūḥ( Visual )

3 editions published between 1963 and 2004 in Arabic and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "First Lady" of Egyptian cinema, Faten Hamama, plays here the role of the young, ardent and enthusiastic heroine who is dominated by her old-fashioned father. He is trying to force her into an unwanted marriage. The advent of the revolution in 1952 and the introduction of new ideals of liberty help her to overcome old traditions. She and the introduction of new ideals of liberty help her to overcome old traditions. She matures into an independent young woman able to find her true love based on solid new values
Wījā Ouija( Visual )

2 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
Ḥalīm Halim( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Arabic and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A legend plays a legend. Aḥmad Zakī portrays the life of the famous singer, ʻAbd al-Ḥalīm Ḥāfiẓ
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?
al-Liṣṣ wa-al-kilāb by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Arabic and held by 28 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
Uqtulnī min faḍlak( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in Arabic and held by 28 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
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
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 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
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
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
Ḥarīm Karīm Karim's harem( Visual )

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

"The film is about Karīm who finds himself accused of betraying his wife and she decides to leave him and move to her mother's house. Karīm uses all ways possible to persuade his wife to return back to their house and that includes using his old friends from college to help him talk his wife into returning back. But he got trapped with his old friends in lots of incidents until finally they succeed in convincing his wife that Karīm loves her and help him regain his marriage"--Container
Amīrah-- ḥubbī anā( Visual )

in Arabic and held by 26 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
 
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Languages
Arabic (59)

French (1)