Hob Fel Zenzana  (1983)  Love in a Jail Cell

8.6
  • Movie
  • Egypt
  • 124 minutes
  • Released
    • Egypt
    • All Ages

A massive fire takes place at an old housing settlement owned by a businessman who trades in food products which have gone bad (al-Sharnouby, portrayed by Jamil Rateb). The same man is behind burning...Read more the housing block, his aim in doing so was to remove the buildings so that he could benefit from the value of the land after its tenants have been removed. His lawyer (Abou al-Fotouh, portrayed by ‘Abd Al Mone’im Madbouly) suggests that a poor man is brought in so that he could confess to lighting the fire in exchange for a sum of money, the aim in doing so is to clear al-Sharnouby of suspicion. Al-Sharnouby thus convinces (Salah, portrayed by ‘Adel Imam), the former owner of a metalworking workshop on the same block, to enlist in the plan. Salah agrees to testify against himself and to say that he was the one who had burned the building in exchange for a sum of money, a new workshop and a place to live in. Abou al-Fotouh promises him that his prison term will not exceed three months at the most. Salah shows up at court and provides his false confession, however he is shocked to hear that his prison term will last ten years. Salah goes into a breakdown and tries to explain the truth but with no avail. He is taken to prison to begin putting into effect the terms of the punishment which he had not anticipated. Whilst in prison Salah gets to know (Fayza – So’ad Hosny), an inmate at the women’s prison, and the two begin a love affair through letter correspondences. They agree to get married and Fayza leaves prison before Salah. Salah expects that she will receive attention and care from Abou al-Fotouh and al-Sharbouny. However the opposite takes place and instead she is humiliated and expelled from the apartment which al-Sharbouny had promised Salah. Salah escapes from prison with the help of fellow inmates such as counterfeiter (Farouk – Yahya al-Fakhrany) and (Shamshoun – ‘Aly al-Shareef). Following his escape from prison he attempts to flee Egypt with Fayza by using fake passports which were made by Farouk. However he is pursued by the police whom al-Sharbouny directs due to his fear of being the victim of revenge by Salah. Police manage to catch Fayza and Salah barely escapes, it is also revealed that Farouk betrayed them and aided al-Sharbouny for a large amount of money. Salah decides to take revenge on al-Sharbouny. Thus he sneaks into his home and murders him at the same moment Fayza gives birth to his son – thus the father’s future ends when his son is born.


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A massive fire takes place at an old housing settlement owned by a businessman who trades in food products which have gone bad (al-Sharnouby, portrayed by Jamil Rateb). The same...Read more man is behind burning the housing block, his aim in doing so was to remove the buildings so that he could benefit from the value of the land after its tenants have been removed. His lawyer (Abou al-Fotouh, portrayed by ‘Abd Al Mone’im Madbouly) suggests that a poor man is brought in so that he could confess to lighting the fire in exchange for a sum of money, the aim in doing so is to clear al-Sharnouby of suspicion. Al-Sharnouby thus convinces (Salah, portrayed by ‘Adel Imam), the former owner of a metalworking workshop on the same block, to enlist in the plan. Salah agrees to testify against himself and to say that he was the one who had burned the building in exchange for a sum of money, a new workshop and a place to live in. Abou al-Fotouh promises him that his prison term will not exceed three months at the most. Salah shows up at court and provides his false confession, however he is shocked to hear that his prison term will last ten years. Salah goes into a breakdown and tries to explain the truth but with no avail. He is taken to prison to begin putting into effect the terms of the punishment which he had not anticipated. Whilst in prison Salah gets to know (Fayza – So’ad Hosny), an inmate at the women’s prison, and the two begin a love affair through letter correspondences. They agree to get married and Fayza leaves prison before Salah. Salah expects that she will receive attention and care from Abou al-Fotouh and al-Sharbouny. However the opposite takes place and instead she is humiliated and expelled from the apartment which al-Sharbouny had promised Salah. Salah escapes from prison with the help of fellow inmates such as counterfeiter (Farouk – Yahya al-Fakhrany) and (Shamshoun – ‘Aly al-Shareef). Following his escape from prison he attempts to flee Egypt with Fayza by using fake passports which were made by Farouk. However he is pursued by the police whom al-Sharbouny directs due to his fear of being the victim of revenge by Salah. Police manage to catch Fayza and Salah barely escapes, it is also revealed that Farouk betrayed them and aided al-Sharbouny for a large amount of money. Salah decides to take revenge on al-Sharbouny. Thus he sneaks into his home and murders him at the same moment Fayza gives birth to his son – thus the father’s future ends when his son is born.

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    • All Ages
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