Raak mij aan! Touch me!

Action-packed anti-colonial epic about an underground resistance inut in Cairo in het 1920s.

Cairo, 1919. The Great War has left Egyptian soldiers of the Empire traumatised, the Spanish Flu has ravaged the country and nationalist leaders are being deported amid fervent protests. Unfazed by the tumult, Abdel Qader, an apolitical drug peddler known as the Jinn, continues to do business with the colonisers. But when injustice comes knocking, he finds himself joining hands with an underground resistance unit led by Ahmed Kira, a physician in the good books of the British.

Kira & El Gin is inspired by real events, but it steers clear of mere historical illustration. The film is neither chauvinistic, nor does it glorify the exploits of the resistance fighters, who simply do what they must do. The emphasis is instead on the inner turmoil of the characters, who are all torn between a desire for family and a longing for justice.

Screenings

Friday 3 February
20:45 till 23:40
Camera 1
€ 10.00
Saturday 4 February
15:00 till 17:55
Camera 5
€ 10.00
Language
Arabisch gepsroken, Engels ondertiteld
Duration
175 min
Actors
Karim Abdel Aziz, Ahmed Ezz, Hend Sabry, Sayed Ragab, Sam Hazeldin, Razane Jammal
Year
2022
Director
Marwan Hamed

IFFR in Groningen

The International Film Festival Rotterdam is coming to Groningen! 

From Wednesday 1 to Sunday 5 February.

IFFR in Groningen is the perfect opportunity to explore unknown, international gems or to discover the special titles of the upcoming film year.

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