THE IDOL

“MOVING & INSPIRATIONAL. A MUST SEE.”

SKY NEWS ARABIA

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Drama

107 min

2016

Hany Abu-Assad

CTC

synopsis

A young boy in Gaza, Mohammad Assaf,  dreams of one day singing in the Cairo Opera House with his sister and best friend, Farrah. One day, Farrah collapses and is rushed to the hospital where it is discovered that she needs a kidney transplant. Farrah leaves Mohammad with a dying wish that someday, he will sing in Cairo. Escaping from Gaza to Egypt against unbelievable odds, Assaf makes the journey  of a lifetime.  From two-time Academy Award nominee Hany Abu-­‐Assad,  comes this inspirational drama based on the incredible true story of Mohammad Assaf, winner of  ARAB IDOL 2013.

cast:

Tawfeek Barhom, Ahmed Al Rokh, Hiba Attalah

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Writers: Hany Abu-Assad, Sameh Zoabi

fan quotes:

"Hany Abu-Assad delivers his most commercial effort to date with this crowdpleasing tale of a pop star's rise!"

Variety Magazine

"A ... moving, complex examination of ... the idea of “winning” for someone faced with daily oppression."

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