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Cairo Station(باب الحديد)

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Egypt · 1958
1h 17m
Director Youssef Chahine
Starring Farid Shawqi, Hend Rostom, Youssef Chahine, Hassan el Baroudi
Genre Crime, Drama

Qinawi, a physically challenged peddler who makes his living selling newspapers in the central Cairo train station, is obsessed with an attractive young woman who sells drinks, despite her engagement to the respected porter Abu-Serih. As Abu-Serih attempts to unionize the station workers, Qinawi's fixation crosses the threshold from innocent crush to dangerous obsession.

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A fantastic, tightly plotted noir. Just as sordid as any American noir, but its pulpiness is bolstered by incisive social commentary on class and gender.

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