Excuse My French (Lamoakhza)
Showings
Old Town PlayhouseThu, Jul 31 9:00 AM
Sponsored by:
Kathy & Bob Garvey and Amanda & Paul Brink
Not Available  
 
Milliken AuditoriumSat, Aug 2 9:00 AM
Sponsored by:
Christopher & Martha Kitchen
Not Available  
 
Film Info
Section:Foreign
Release Year:2014
Runtime:99 min.
Type of Film:Feature Narrative
Rating:NR
Production Country:Egypt
Original Language:Arabic
Subtitles:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Ahmed Helmy
Hani Adel
Kinda Allouch
Ahmed Dash
Director:Amr Salama
Produced by:Hady El Bagory
Hany Osama
Mohamed Hefzy
Screenwriter:Amr Salama
Cinematography:Islam Abdelsamie
Editing By:Baher Rasheed
Music By:Hani Adel
Description
When young Hany’s father unexpectedly drops dead at the dinner table, he and his mother discover that their upper-class family is massively in debt, and can no longer afford Hany’s expensive private Christian education. Hany is dropped into a chaotic public school where he finds himself well out of his comfort zone among rowdy classmates who mistake him for a fellow Muslim. Desperate to do anything to fit in, Hany goes along with the misunderstanding. “Excuse My French” almost never saw the light of day after its script was held up by censors for four years, but we’re glad it did: it’s a delightfully black comedy satirizing class and religion in modern Egypt, and a snapshot of the lives of ordinary citizens in a nation trapped in the throes of ongoing revolution.
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