TERRORISM AND KEBAB
AL-IRHAB WAL KABAB
1993, 105 min, Egypt, Dir: Sherif Arafa

Adel Imam (“the Egyptian Charlie Chaplin”) stars as Ahmed, who braves government bureaucracy to have his son transferred to a new school. His requests fall upon deaf ears, until a security guard’s gun winds up in his hand, and Ahmed suddenly becomes a terrorist with demands - which turn out to include some tasty kebab. This gut-busting satire of red tape and miscommunication is one of the most successful and acclaimed Egyptian comedies of all time. In Arabic with English subtitles.


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