THE IDOL

NR  |  1 hour 38 minutes • Archived

Angelika Film Center New York, NY Print
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About

Heart-warming comedy and musical triumph come together in the real-life story of a Gazan singer who became a worldwide musical sensation. Singing at weddings and driving a taxi to pay for university, Mohammed Assaf dreams of playing the world famous Cairo Opera Hall someday. Even as the siege around Gaza intensifies, Mohammed knows he has a rare gift. Somehow, he makes it in front of the judges on Cairo’s hit TV show, Arab Idol. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad (Oscar nominees PARADISE NOW and OMAR), THE IDOL follows his unlikely climb to the top.

Directed By

Hany Abu-Assad

Written By

Hany Abu-Assad, Sameh Zoabi

Cast

Tawfeek Barhom, Ahmed Al Rokh, Hiba Attalah

Language

Arabic with English subtitles

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