Production info

L'Émigré
المهاجر
Egypt/France, 1994

Ahmed Bedir, Safia El Emari, Khaled El Nabaoui, Michel Piccoli
Directed by Youssef Chahine (يوسف شاهين)

  

Egyptian arabic version of the epic biblical tale of Joseph, son of Jacob. Ram, the Joseph character, is a dreamer and proto-intellectual, bullied by his elder brothers. He dreams of leaving his family's nomadic life to study agriculture in Egypt, the hub of civilization. Though sold into slavery by his brothers, Ram overcomes tough odds and manages to win the approval and help of Amihar, the Theban military chief. Soon he finds himself a pawn in the political and sexual games between Amihar and his wife Simihit, a high priestess of the Cult of Amun.

Filled with beautiful location shots of Egyptian ruins and lush re-enactments of decadent cult rituals, The film is banned in Egypt because some believe it blasphemes Islam by portraying Joseph, whom Muslims consider a prophet, in human terms. French title: "L'Émigré". English title: "The Emigrant".


NOTICE - This website contains documentation and other information about motion pictures, television movies and episodes from television series related to ancient Egypt and Egyptology. It is intended to serve the study of ancient Egypt as a phenomenon in modern popular culture media. As such, the material is provided in the sense of specialty media fan information, solely for non-commercial, non-profit research or educational use. Though the copyright to most photographic material presented here is owned by third parties, the editor wishes to express that in line with the aforementioned use no copyright infringement is intended. For this reason the resolution of all images is limited to thumbnail size. In this respect the visitor should be aware that the use of image material from this site for purposes other than private viewing may infringe copyrights owned by others. The further copying, redistribution, or publication of any part of this site is therefore prohibited. Any concern about or objection to material placed on this site can at all times be made known to the editor and will be addressed. This website does not feature ads, does not generate profit in any way and does not use cookies.

Created and maintained by Hans van den Berg
This site is ©2000-2018 Hans van den Berg, The Netherlands. All Rights Reserved.