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Hassan and Morcos

Not Yet Rated In Theaters 11/17/2008 , 115min.
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A Muslim preacher and a Christian priest swap identities after surviving separate assassination attempts in director Rami Imam's thinly veiled satire on religious bigotry in Egypt. Hassan (Adel Amim) is a Christian priest, and Morcos (Omar Sharif) is a Muslim preacher. After narrowly escaping death, the two holy men decide to hit the road, ultimately seeking shelter in a Cairo safe house. Eventually, Hassan and Morcos decide that their best bet for survival is to exchange identities and hope the ruse confuses their would-be assassins. Later, as the two religious rivals begin settling into their new roles, something strange begins to happen - a friendship begins to grow between them. But the neighbors aren't exactly comfortable with the prospect of a Muslim preacher and a Christian priest chumming up to one another, and as dissent begins to intensify Hassan and Morcos find their situation becoming more dire than ever before.

London Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 London Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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