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Cairo 30 (1966)
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Cairo 30
Original name: القاهرة 30‎‎
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Mahgoub Abdel Dayem a young nihilistic college student, having his father crippled with no other source of income, he finds himself in an urgent need of a job after graduation to support himself and his parents. Having a hard time getting a job, he starts putting his values into actual application only to find them already being applied by much greater authorities. Set in Cairo in the 30s.
Style: social
Plot: marriage for money, job, poor family, university student, stage play, promotion, protest, hate, poverty, handicapped, letter, jealousy, journalist, corruption, lust, drunkenness, friend, marriage, university, student
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
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