ADIEU BONAPARTE

Directed by Youssef Chahine
Drama | France, Egypt | 1984 | Arabic, French | English | 115 min




In 1978, Napoleon lands his army in Egypt, defeats the Mameluke warlords , and goes to Cairo. Three brothers, fervent Egyptian patriots, reject the prospect of the French domination. Bakr, the eldest, is a hothead, quick to advocate armed rebellion; Ali is more philosophical and poetic while Yehia is young and impressionable. One of Bonaparte’s generals, Caffarelli, a scientist and a humanist, makes friends with two of them, Aly and Yehia. While the resistance fighters set against the bloody oppression, Caffarelli, leaves all warlike concerns behind and rebels himself Bonaparte’s destructive conquests.

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