I Want a Solution
|I Want a Solution|
|Directed by||Said Marzouk|
|Produced by||Salah Zulfikar|
|Written by||Said Marzouk
I Want a Solution (Arabic: أريد حلاً, translit. Oridu hallan) is a 1975 Egyptian drama film directed by Said Marzouk. The film was selected as the Egyptian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 48th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee. The film criticized the laws governing marriage and divorce in Egypt. The script was written by Said Marzouk and Faten Hamama. The film is inspired by a true story and it is Marzouk's third feature film.
The film unveils the injustice of Egypt's personal status laws against women. Doria an egyptian women is seeking to divorce her husband Methat a former diplomat with aristocratic background. In flashbacks, we learn that Methat verbally and physically abuses his wife and cheats on her. Doria requested divorce, but according to the Egyptian laws, a woman can only ask for divorce in specific cases.
- Faten Hamama as Doria
- Rushdy Abaza as Methat
- Amina Rizk as Hayat
- Ragaa Hussein as Actress
- Laila Taher as Actress
- Yulius Zagoni as Krad
- List of Egyptian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
- List of submissions to the 48th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
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- Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
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