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  • MOVIES | Drama, Thriller, Religious
  • 2016
    Country of origin: Egypt
"A seemingly traditional journey of a young sheikh in a governmental mosque who moves from leading prayers to becoming a TV celebrity issuing “fatwas” that are accepted by millions who have become fans of his as a result of his courage and his attempts to deviate from the usual religious rhetoric in a society heavily influenced by fundamentalism.

Sheikh Hatem finds himself caught in a complex network of conflict, between the partial loss of a son being treated abroad and a wife whose love has grown cold, and security institutions trying to control him and - using his vulnerabilities - exploiting him to serve their interests.

Meanwhile, a sovereign entity entangles him in solving a problem for the president, whose son causes the family an embarrassment such a fragile society can’t handle. “I cannot tell the entire truth, but I do my very best to speak nothing else.” This is what Sheikh Hatem tries to do.

Will he be able to create even a small fracture in a thick wall of hypocrisy and fear?"

-  Winner Circle Award - Washington Film Festival 2017
-  Winner Audience Award - Mizna Arab Film Festival 2017
-  Winner Audience Award - Helsinki African Film Festival 2017
-  Official Selection (MUHR) for Dubai International Film Festival 2016

  • Amr Saad
    Sheikh Hatem El Shennawi
  • Reham haggag
  • Dorra
  • Ahmed Magdi
  • Bayoumi Fouad
    Anwar Othman
  • Lotfy Labib
    Khaled Abou Hadid
  • Ahmad Rateb
    Sheikh Fathy
  • Fathy Abdel Wahab
    Bishop Bakhoum

  • Ibrahim Issa
  • Magdi Ahmed Ali