Rat Hole

Director: Mohammed El-Samman
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World premiered at the seventh Aswan International Women's Film Festival
Listed by Jordan News among the 14 must-see films at the Amman International Film Festival
Delves into the daily life of a telemarketer at an NGO
Exposes the dark secrets of some Egyptian non-governmental organizations
Portrays working women in an engaging way while keeping the focus on a single character in one location for 94 minutes
A powerful, real, and spontaneous performance by the film’s leading actress Rana Khattab
Was shot over two days during the early morning hours in a real workplace before its actual employees arrived for work
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2023/ Egypt94 min/ Drama
Original Title
Gohr El Fe’ran
Desperate to make some extra money, Kholoud bites off more than she can chew at work and races against time to fulfill an unreasonable quota.
Rana Khattab
Mohamed Yorka
Kamal El-Asnawy
Hanan Helmy


Screenwriter: Mohamed El-Samman
DOP: Mahmoud EL-Namr
Editor: Wael Arbab


Mohamed El-Samman

film festivals
Aswan International Women's Film Festival
Amman International Film Festival, Jordan
Meta Film Festival, Dubai
film awards
Special Jury for Best Actress (Rana Khattab)
“The director's choice of a dark and realistic approach fits in perfectly with the overall tone of the film." Critic Mohamed Nabil