Movies Watched -- Clash (Eshtebak) (2017)

Added on by C. Maoxian.

In Egyptian. 97 minute running time so under the sacred 100 minute mark. Apparently there are two factions in Egypt: the army and the Muslim Brotherhood ("MB") ... everybody looks poor and bedraggled. A motley group of people (some pro-MB, some pro-Army) are trapped in a paddy wagon during the summer of 2013. It's an interesting conceit, but 40 minutes in, I ask myself, am I that interested in Egyptian politics?

Civil unrest on a massive scale... captures the chaos and inhumanity of it all. Probably a lot of the comedy is lost in translation, but the tragedy isn't. Yellow rating.

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