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Clash Rated 15

Clash

Dir. Mohamed Diab. Egypt, 2016. 1h 38m. Arabic/subs. Starring Nelly Karim, Hani Adel, El Sebaii Mohamed, Ahmed Abdelhamid Hefny, Mahmoud Fares, Waleed Abdel Ghany.

Claustrophobic political thriller set entirely in the back of a police van during the 2013 Egyptian riots. A group of protestors from different political backgrounds are thrown together creating a tense situation where it’s hard to tell whether it’s safer inside or out.

"The film’s sheer bravura is breathtaking, from the mayhem outside, to the brilliant camerawork inside a sweaty, confined interior." ★★★★ Trevor Johnston, Time Out

"Combines claustrophobic intimacy with some logistically epic scene-setting." ★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian


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