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Release Date: October 25th, 2013

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary
Egyptian revolutionaries battle their leaders and regime to build a new society.

Cast: Ahmed Hassan, Khalid Abdalla, Magdy Ashour, Ramy Essam, Aida El-Kashef, Ragia Omran

Director: Jehane Noujaim

Genres: Documentary

Distributors: Noujaim Films

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The Square stands as a valuable document of a tormented time, an anatomy of a revolutionary movement doomed by a paucity of viable institutions, and by the movement's failure to advance a coherent agenda. (It's all the more heartbreaking when a speaker at one of the protests cries fervently, "We will fill the world with poetry.") show more

  • A riveting firsthand account of the Egyptian revolution presented with remarkable immediacy and filmmaking skill. show more

  • The director recut the movie several times as events overtook it. She may yet do so again — although if more major changes occur, they could merit beginning another documentary. As The Square makes clear, Noujaim would not hesitate to rush back into the fray. show more

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Awards

Nominated Documentary (Feature)