Movies like The Festival 1989

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The Festival (1989)
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The Festival (1989)
Original name: المولد
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Egypt
Story: Directed by Samir Seif.
Plot: ship, missing child, theft, mother, wealth, poverty, murder, brother sister relationship, explosion, sister, drowning, identity, mob, revenge

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