Nasser 56

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Nasser 56
Directed by Mohamed Fadel
Starring Ahmed Zaki
Fardous Abdel Hamid
Hassan Hosny
Music by Yasser Abdel Rahman
Cinematography Abdel Latif Fahmi
Essam Farid
Ibrahim Saleh
Edited by Kamal Abul Ela (as Kamal Aobut Al-Ela)
Release dates
  • October 1996 (1996-10)

(United States)
  • May 2, 1997 (1997-05-02)
Running time
Country Egypt
Language Arabic

Nasser 56 is a 1996[1] Egyptian historical film directed by Mohamed Fadel, starring Ahmed Zaki. The film focuses on the nationalization of the Suez Canal by Egypt's second President, Gamal Abdel Nasser, and the subsequent invasion of Egypt by Israel, the United Kingdom, and France.

Throughout the film, events are depicted from an Egyptian nationalist viewpoint. The film's star, Ahmed Zaki, subsequently portrayed Nasser's successor as President, Anwar El-Sadat, in the 2001 film Days of Sadat.[2]


  1. ^ Nasser 56 at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ Ahmad Zaki at the Internet Movie Database