Year: 2016

Original Title: Eshtebak (Clash)

Country: Egypt

Length: 97 minutes

Genre: Drama, Thriller

Studios: Sampek Productions

Distributor: Arrow Films

Suitable only for 15 years and over

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Release Dates

United Kingdom: April 21 2017

United States:


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2013, Cairo. Two years after The Egyptian revolution of 2011, and the destitution of the islamist president Morsi, one day some dark incidents happen: really violent riots take place in the streets. Police locks in the back of a van, a group of really contrasted people: from different social backgrounds and with different political and religious beliefs. The group doesn't know if they will be able to overcome their differences to get away. Shot entirely in 8 meters in the backseat of a police van, the claustrophobia of the film makes it even more gruesome. Directed by the Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Diab ('678') which is always interested in social topics. The movie was part of the section 'Un certain regard' from the 2016 Cannes festival.


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Mohamed Diab, director, revealed that the cast had to spent nearly 27 days trapped in a police van, and due to that they got terrible nightmares and attacks of anxiety. The movie opened the section 'Un certain regard' at Cannes Film Festival. It participated on the Official Section of Seminci 2016 (Valladolid International Film Festival), where it won the Pilar MirĂ³ Award of Best New Director, the Best Photography Direction Award and the Sociograph Award.