Sorry for the Disturbance

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Sorry for the Disturbance
Asef Ala Al Izaag.jpg
Arabic: اسف على الإزعاج‎‎
Directed by Khaled Marei[1]
Produced by Walid Sabri
Written by Ayman Bahgat Kamar[1]
Starring Ahmed Helmi, Menna Shalabi, Mahmoud Hamida, Dalal Abdel Aziz
Music by Amr Ismail
Cinematography Ahmad Yusuf
Production
company
United Bros. Cinema
Release date
  • 23 July 2008 (2008-07-23)[1]
Running time
115 minutes
Country Egypt
Language Arabic
Box office L.E. 15 million

Sorry for the Disturbance (Arabic: اسف على الإزعاج‎‎āsef ʿala el-ezʿāg)[2] (2008) is an Egyptian film starring Ahmed Helmi and Menna Shalabi. The movie revolves around the life of a troubled young aviation engineer (Helmi). Although he is successful at his job, and leads an ordinary life, he feels lonely, out of place, and depressed. One day he meets a beautiful girl at a cafe (Shalabi), and starts dating her. His life is turned upside down, as he learns that he is suffering from schizophrenia, and that he has been having visual hallucinations of his late father, and his girlfriend.[3]

The film was one of the two highest grossing films in Egypt of 2008, earning over L.E. 15 million.[4] The film won first prize at the Egyptian National film festival[5] and won the Dear Guest magazine award for best movie of 2008.[6] Helmi won the Egyptian Catholic Center Cinema Festival award for Best Actor for the third year running,[7] and the film won Best Film, Best Director, Best Script, and Best Production.[8]

The soundtrack includes Don't Speak by No Doubt and Buddha Bar by Wally Brill.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Awad, Sherif (August 2008). "et Film: at a cinema near you". Egypt Today. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 
  2. ^ Kamal, Abdullah (23 July 2008). "But messages do not reach the President". Alrai newspaper (in Arabic). Retrieved 2009-07-06. 
  3. ^ Fahim, Joseph (25 July 2008). "THE REEL ESTATE: Helmy’s best performance to date is not laughing matter". Daily News (Egypt). Retrieved 2009-07-06. [dead link]
  4. ^ Abdoun, Safaa (31 July 2008). "Egyptian films suffer during short summer season". Daily News (Egypt). Retrieved 2009-07-06. [dead link]
  5. ^ فيلم اسف على الإزعاج يقتنص الجائزة الأولى. Panet (in Arabic). 3 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 
  6. ^ "DG Festival". Dear Guest magazine. March–April 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 
  7. ^ MOHAMED OMAR / EPA (28 February 2009). "Egyptian actor Ahmed Helmy poses with his award for best actor". Picturedesk. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 
  8. ^ "Pack of cards". Al-Ahram Weekly. 5–11 March 2009. Archived from the original on 25 July 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 

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