The Land (1969 film)

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The Land
Directed by Youssef Chahine
Written by Abderrahman Charkawi
Hassan Fuad
Starring Hamdy Ahmed
Cinematography Abdelhalim Nasr
Edited by Rashida Abdel Salam
Release date
  • 1969 (1969)
Running time
130 minutes
Country Egypt
Language Arabic

The Land (Arabic: الأرض‎‎, translit. Al-ard) is a 1969 Egyptian drama film directed by Youssef Chahine, based on a popular novel by Abdel Rahman al-Sharqawi. The film narrates the conflict between peasants and their landlord in rural Egypt in the 1930s, and explores the complex relation between individual interests and collective responses to oppression. It was entered into the 1970 Cannes Film Festival.[1]



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Land". Retrieved 10 April 2009. 

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