The Passage

Director: Sherif Arafa
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Al Mammar grossed over EGP 75 million in the Egyptian box office, becoming one of the 10 highest-grossing films in the history of Egyptian cinema.
Holds the record for having the largest budget in the history of Egyptian cinema.
Honored by several prestigious organizations: Al-Ahram Foundation and the Arab Academy for Science Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT), Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Nation's Future Party, and a number of TV channels.
Screened as part of the 6th of October celebrations in 2019 at the 31st Educational Symposium of the Armed Forces in the presence of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and a selection of the film stars.
Al Mammar was released in many Arab countries, including the UAE, Jordan, and Lebanon.
Shot over the course of three months, all film sets were constructed as the Egyptian Department of Morale Affairs provided the shooting locations, and set designers were employed to construct exact replicas of the real-life locations at the time of the film's events.
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2019 / 150 min
Original Title
Al Mammar
The film depicts the Egyptian military's journey to overcome the disgraceful defeat in 1967 that yielded into the loss of Sinai to Israel. As the War of Attrition is initiated, Major Nour together with his unit of the Shock Troops were challenged to get over their grief and find that passage that would transfer them from disappointment to confidence and belief in their capability to perform the first suicidal missions at the heart of the Israeli army in Sinai.
Ahmed Ezz
Eyad Nassar
Hend Sabry
Mohamed Farrag
Screenwriter: Sherif Arafa
DOP: Ayman Abou el Makarem
Editor: Fares Abdel Kerim