Among the Ruins

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Among the Ruins
Directed byEzzel Dine Zulficar
Produced byEzzel Dine Zulficar
Written byYoussef El Sebai
Mohamed Osman
Ezzel Dine Zulficar
StarringFaten Hamama
Emad Hamdy
CinematographyWahid Farid
Edited byAlbert Naguib
Release date
November 17, 1959

Among the Ruins (Egyptian Arabic: بين الأطلال‎, translit. Bain El Atlal) is a 1959 Egyptian romance film starring Faten Hamama and Emad Hamdy. The film is directed by the Egyptian film director Ezzel Dine Zulficar and based on a novel written by Youssef El Sebai. Hamama received an award for her performance and the film was listed in the top 150 Egyptian films in 1996.[1]


Faten Hamama plays Mona a university student who falls in love with her professor, Mahmoud (Emad Hamdy), who is also a gifted writer. Mahmoud proposes to Mona but her mother refuses and Mona marries another man and leave Egypt. Years later after she returns to Egypt, Mona visits a sick Mahmoud in a hospital. Mahmoud expresses his love to Mona as he lies in his deathbed.[1][2][3]



  1. ^ a b "Bain el Atlal" (in Arabic). Faten Hamama's official website. Retrieved 2007-04-04.
  2. ^ بين الأطلال (in Arabic). Arabic Movies. Archived from the original on May 25, 2004. Retrieved 2007-04-04. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ Fahim, Joseph (February 13, 2007). "The 12 Greatest Romantic Movies of All Time". Daily Star. Archived from the original on 2011-07-08. Retrieved 2007-04-04.

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