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Beggars and Noblemen

(92 mins) The setting is Cairo, June 1945. Gohar, a former university professor, encounters a young prostitute in an empty brothel and kills her in a moment of insanity. Assigned to the case, police inspector Nour El-Din stays on Gohar's trail hoping for a confrontation and a confession of the crime. In this remarkable adaptation of the novel by Albert Cossery, both the detective and the criminal are faced with startling realizations as one closes in on the other.

In Arabic with English subtitles.