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The Belly Dancer and the Politician (1990)
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The Belly Dancer and the Politician (1990)
Original name: Al-raqissa wa-l-siyasi
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dancer asks a politician with whom she once had an affair to use his influence on her behalf.
Plot: dance, belly dancer, egyptian, dancer, dancing
Place: egypt

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The Sparrow (1974)
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The Yacoubian Building (2006)
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Wife of an Important Man (1987)
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Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of the rise and fall of an Egyptian police officer, during the regime of President Anwar El Sadat.
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Sleeping in Honey (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Officer Magdy investigates the suicide of a groom on his wedding night. he knows that the groom was impotent. Later he realizes that impotence is becoming an epidemic that spreads among all men. However, no one wants to declare that out of shame. A ...
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Duration: 143 min.
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