Egypt Independent

‘Al-Khaleya’ film breaks Egyptian cinematic revenue record



‘Al-Khaleya’

, or ‘The Cell’, starring Ahmed Ezz, set a cinematic record in Egypt by generating LE 53.9 million in 14 weeks since its release.

The previous record, set by Horoub Edterary’ (‘A Forced Escape’), starring Ahmed al-Sakka, was established last year, with revenues surpassing LE 53.7 million in 11 weeks, according to Mohamed al-Dafrawy, the movie distribution director.

The plot of ‘Al-Khaleya’  resolves around a special operations officer named Saif, who confronts a terrorist named Marwan.

During the operation, Saif’s colleague named Amr is martyred and Saif is injured by a bomb explosion.

Saif cooperates with a police officer, called Saber, to avenge the death of Amr.

Marawan’s wife then appears and takes an unexpected role in the events.

‘Al-Khaleya’ is directed by Tarek al-Erian who also directed a previous movie for Ezz called ‘Welad Rezk’ (Rezk’s Sons’).

Ezz and Erian are preparing for a sequel to ‘Welad Rezk’  soon.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm