• Mohamed Diab
  • Egypt, France, UAE, Germany
  • 2016
  • 97'
  • Eshtebak

Cairo, summer of 2013 – two years after the Egyptian revolution, the Islamist president Morsi has been overthrown and the streets are ablaze with riots while members of the Muslim Brotherhood clash with the army and its followers. Egyptian entry for this year’s Academy Awards, this unsettling suspenseful drama wrought with action takes place entirely in the cramped space of a police van transporting detained protesters. In the bloody pandemonium, where everyone seems like the enemy, members of both conflicting parties are arrested, but also random passersby. While the van struggles through the violence-ridden streets, the passengers need to overcome their differences and learn to cooperate to survive the day. Clash premiered at Cannes as the opening film of the Un Certain Regard program.

Mohamed Diab

Egyptian activist, screenwriter, and director. His work mostly focuses on burning issues of the Egyptian society. His award-winning Cairo 678 is one of the most acclaimed contemporary Egyptian films. Clash is his second film.


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Festivals & Awards
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