|Directed by||Samir Seif
|Produced by||Sout Al Fan Films|
|Written by||Wahid Hamid|
|Music by||Mokhtar El Said|
|Distributed by||Saout El Fen|
|Running time||118 minutes|
Al Halfout is a 1985 film and satire written by Wahid Hamids and directed by Samir Seif  and Mustafa Gamaleddin. The cast includes Adel Imam, Ilham Chahine, Saeed Saleh and Salah Kabil. Filming of Al Halfout occurred mainly in Egypt. The film takes a satirical look at Egypt's government and its attitude to the poor.
The movie examines life in the suburbs of Egypt. It focuses on a small village affected by social inequality and a corrupt regime. The role of government is not apparent whereas landlords and rich businessmen appear as unrestrained criminals. To survive, the villagers sell unusual services such as witchcraft. One lady opens a gentlemen's club. The village is timeless with the only dating feature being the train line.
Adel Imam plays Arafa, a 34 year old grocery delivery man who likes to 'hang out' at the market or the railway station. He is lean, clumsy and odd; disorganised with a slow way of speaking. He is poor with no education or prospects. He dreams of marriage but events in the village make this more and more unlikely.
Dosoki, played by Saeed Saleh, works in a cafe at the railway station. He is an Arafa's best friend and does his best to help and consol him. For example, he will give Arafa money or help him to find a different job.
Warda is a widow played by Ilham Chahine. Arafa maries her.
Arafa's progress is influenced by traditional cultural practices such as sorcery and by degeneration of society into activities such as prostitution. Despite these things, Arafa eventually marries the widow Warda. A few days later, Arafa finds himself jobless when a younger man takes his place at the market. A local hitman kills a famous businessman. Arafa has the opportunity to assume the identity of the hitman (neither he nor the hitman have ever been seen by the boss' intermediary). Arafa is hired to make a hit. However, when Dosoki is killed by mafia in a gun fight, Arafa tries to escape. Warda discovers this and follows Arafa only to be killed by the mafia herself. Arafa kills all the mafia.
- Adel Imam as Arafa MashawirWitchcraft
- Ilham Chahine as Warda
- Saeed Saleh as Dosoki
- Salah Kabil as Asran