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Mawlana (Mawlana (the Preacher))
Sheikh Hatem (Amr Saad) stands out in a society influenced by fundamentalist views. From leading the prayers at a government mosque to becoming a popular TV celebrity issuing fatwas that deviate from the traditional religious rhetoric, he has amassed millions of fans. His responses on TV reveal a witty and eloquent person against a backdrop of darkness, where power struggles rage. Hatem finds himself caught within a complex web of conflict – his personal life unravels and he tries to stay above the politics of institutions. When he is entangled in a delicate matter, he has to find a way to make a dent in the climate of hypocrisy and fear.
2016 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / 130 mins
Genre: Drama
Programme: Muhr Feature
Premiere: World Premiere
Rating: 12+
Contains: Adult References
Director: Magdi Ahmed Ali
Producer: Amgad Sabry
Scriptwriter: Magdi Ahmed Ali, Ebrahim Issa
DOP: Ahmad Bishari
Editor: Soulafa Noureddinn
Composer: Adel Hakki
Cast: Amr Saad, Dorra Zarrouk, Ahmed Magdy, Bayoumi Fouad, Reham Haggag
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