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Rotana Distribution (Firm)

Overview
Works: 247 works in 368 publications in 2 languages and 4,379 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Coming-of-age films  Comedy films  Social problem films  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Romance films  Biographical films 
Roles: Distributor, prn
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 )

25 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Arabic and French and held by 1,161 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 78 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 70 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 61 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 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 )

2 editions published in 2004 in Arabic and held by 32 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
Dam al-ghazāl( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Arabic and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2005 in Arabic and held by 29 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
Wīchā = Ouija( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Arabic and held by 29 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
Ḍidda al-ḥukūmah( Visual )

4 editions published in 1992 in Arabic and held by 28 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
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
Mawʻid maʻa al-majhūl( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Arabic and held by 26 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
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
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 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
Wā Islāmāh( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in Arabic and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Historic tale ... [of] when the Mamlouks ruled Egypt. The heir to their throne is chased out of the country by the invading Tartars and struggles to regain her throne, protect her country and find her long lost love."--Container
Karkar( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in Arabic and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karkar al-Ḥinnawī (Muḥammad Saʻd) had a terrible accident on his wedding night that renders him completely crazy. Karkar's father insists that he marrys one of his relatives to compensate his family for his negligence. The father dies leaving Karkar to his uncle ʻĀṣim (Ḥasan Ḥusnī) and his aunt Zahīrah (Rajāʼ al-Jadāwī) who introduce him to fake relatives as proposed brides inorder to steal his wealth. Karkar likes the two girls and marrys both of them. On his wedding night he had another accident and he regains his mental faculties. He discovers what his uncle and aunt have done. Will he forgive them or will the family remain shattered as before?
 
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Alternative Names
Rūtānā (Firm)

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‏روتانا (شركة)

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Languages
Arabic (66)

French (1)