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The film has been selected to open Un Certain Regard at Festival de Cannes 2016, where it received a letter of praise from Hollywood’s star Tom Hanks.
Selected as one of the most anticipated films in international festivals during 2016 in Screen International magazine and has been included in The Hollywood Reporter's Critics' Faves list of one of the 10 best films at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.
The DIFF had chosen to present Clash to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HEPA) for Golden Globe Award consideration.
The film topped the late critic Samir Farid’s list of the Best Egyptian Film in 2016.
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2016 / Egypt - France - Germany - UAE97 min/ Action, Thriller
Original Title
Tackling the political unrest that prevailed in Egypt in 2013, Clash’s events take place in an 8-meter police truck, crammed with detainees representing different sects of society, their interaction with each other full of madness, violence, romance, and comedy.
Nelly Karim
Tarek Abd El Aziz
Hany Adel
Ahmed Malek
Ashraf Hamdi
Mohamed Abdel Azim
Gamil Barsoum
Screenwriter: Khaled Diab
Mohamed Diab
DOP: Ahmed Gabr
Editor: Ahmed Hafez
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Production Company(ies)
Film Clinic
Sampek Productions
Acamedia Global
ARTE France Cinema
Niko Film
Fortress Film Clinic
Pyramide International
Moez Masoud
Mohamed Hefzy
Eric Lagesse
Nicole Gerhards
Jamal Al Dabbous
Daniel Ziskind
Sarah Goher
film festivals
film festivals Egypt's official submission for the Best Foreign-Language Film category of the Academy Awards 2017
film festivals Cannes Film Festival, France
film festivals Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), Egypt
film festivals Cinema for Peace Foundation, Germany
film festivals ANA Contemporary Arab Cinema, USA
film festivals Karama Beirut Human Rights Film Festival, Lebanon
film awards
film awards Suwarna Chakoram Prize for Best Film and the Audience Prize Rajata Chakoram at the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK), India
Critics Prize at the Mediterranean Film Festival of Brussels
Golden Pram award at the Zagreb International Film Festival, Croatia
Four awards at the Carthage Film Festival
Three awards at the Valladolid Film Festival (Seminci), Spain
The Grand Prix at the Festival du Film Arabe de Fameck/Val de Fensch, France
Five awards at the Egyptian Cinema Film Association Festival: Best Film Poster Award (Maher Diab), Best Music Award (Khaled Dagher), Best Editing Award (Ahmed Hafez), Best Cinematography Award for (Ahmed Gabr), and the Special Jury Prize for Direction (Mohamed Diab)
Best Feature Film Award at the Festival International de Cinéma Vues d'Afrique in Montreal
Cinepolitica Trophy of the Cinepolitica International Film Festival, Romania
Grand Prix Award and the Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film at the Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival, Canada
“this is bravura filmmaking with a kick-in-the-gut message about chaos and cruelty (with some humanity).”Variety - Jay Weissberg

“Running the gamut from social comedy to actioner to war movie, Clash is an original, often quite disturbing experience to watch.”The Hollywood Reporter - Deborah Young

“Clash is intensely cinematic, inventively using a handheld camera in a confined space as a mirror of a society with no room for manoeuvre.”
Screendaily - Lee Marshall