Cinema Film Detail:
1993, 108 minutes, Egypt/ France, Arabic with English Subtitles
Thurs 18 Oct, 8:00 p.m.
Friday 19 Oct, 9:00 p.m.
The central character in "Mercedes", a surrealist comedy satirizing the political and social strains tearing at the Egyptian society, is a misfit named Noubi. The product of a secret liaison between his wealthy mother, Warda, and an African diplomat, Noubi is raised as a Christian and grows up not knowing his true paternity. When his uncle asks him to aid in the search for his cousin, Gamal, he descends into the city’s dark underworld of corruption and darkness.
Festivals and Awards
- Locarno Film Festival 1993 (In Competition)
- 7th XPOSED International Queer Film Festival Berlin 2012
- Yousry Nasrallah on "Mercedes"
- Mercedes Film Review; Nothing Is What It Seems And No One Is Either (NY Times)
Written & Directed: Yousry Nasrallah
Dialogue: Yousry Nasrallah, Sayed Hegab
Cinematography: Ramses Marzouk
Art Director: Onsi Abou Seif
Costumes: Nahed Nasrallah
Music: Mohamed Nouh
Editing: Rachida Abdel Salam
Producers: Humbert Balsan, Gabriel Khoury
Cast: Yousra, Zaki Abdel Wahab, Seif Eddine, Abla Kamel, Taheya Cariocca, Mena Natraoui, Mona Zakareya, Magdi Kamel, Bassem Samra, Talaat Zein
Scene from "Mercedes"