Struggle in the Pier

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Sira` Fi al-Mina
صراع في الميناء
Sira` Fi al-Mina poster
Directed byYoussef Chahine
Produced byGabriel Telhamy
Written byYoussef Chahine
El Sayed Bedeir
StarringFaten Hamama
Omar Sharif
Ahmed Ramzy
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Sira` Fi al-Mina About this soundlisten  (Arabic: صراع في الميناء‎, English: Struggle in the Pier, but also titled Obscure Waters in later releases, French: Les Eaux Noires) is a 1956 Egyptian romance/crime/drama film directed by the acclaimed Egyptian film director Youssef Chahine. It starred Omar Sharif, Ahmed Ramzy, and Faten Hamama.


The film takes place in a port in Alexandria and focuses on the lives of some sailors. Hamidah (Faten Hamama) works in a ship and plans to marry her cousin, Ragab (Omar Sharif), but Ragab is forced to leave for a long period. While he was away, Hamidah falls in love with Mamdouh, a wealthy man. Ragab returns three years later to find her in a relationship with someone else. He fights for her and wins her back again and marries her.

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  • "Film summary" (in Arabic). Faten Hamama's official site. Retrieved 2007-01-31.

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