<i>Al Lis wa Al Kilab (The Thief and the Dogs)</i>. 1962. Egypt. Directed by Kamal El Sheikh
  • The Thief and the Dogs

    1962. Egypt. Kamal El Sheikh. 130 min.

Thursday, May 17, 2012, 8:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • The Thief and the Dogs

    1962. Egypt. Directed by Kamal El Sheikh. With Shadia, Kamal Al Shennawi, Shoukry Sarhan. This felicitous combination of film noir and social commentary, about an ex-con bent on vengeance, builds to a terrific cat-and-mouse finale. Director El Sheikh and cinematographer Kamal Karim use carefully composed lighting and a range of camera techniques to create a wonderfully moody atmosphere. Made a little more than a decade after the 1952 Egyptian revolution, The Thief and the Dogs is understandably subtle in its political critiques, but that doesn't hamper El Sheikh’s presentation of a world that challenges moral judgments—after all, the protagonists are a thief and a prostitute. In Arabic; English subtitles. 130 min.

In the Film exhibition Mahfouz at the Movies

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