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The Puppeteer

  • Drama
  • 1989
  • Hany Lasheen
  • 125 mins

Summary

A father keeps his principles in rural Egypt while power seduces his son in Cairo. Mohamed is a puppeteer, a buffoon whose shows dramatize the promise of Nasser's socialist revolution. He's a widower with one son, Bahlool, whom he sends to university at great financial and emotional sacrifice. In Cairo, Bahlool becomes the protege of a corrupt pasha, marries the pasha's daughter, and sets his sights on Parliament. Meanwhile, his father falls in love with Enaam, a spirited carnival worker. He continues to pray for Bahlool, hoping to rekindle ethics and revolutionary ideals in the young man, until his son's ambitions put Enaam at risk.

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Credits

Cast

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Mohamed Gad El KareemOmar Sharif
EnaamMervat Amin
BahloulHesham Selim
School BullyYasser Ali Maher

Crew

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DirectorHany Lasheen

Details

Languages
Arabic
Formats
Colour
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