Magazine article Screen International

Falcon Swoops on Ibrahim El-Batout's El Ott

Magazine article Screen International

Falcon Swoops on Ibrahim El-Batout's El Ott

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EXCLUSIVE: Film that premieres in competition at Abu Dhabi stars Egyptian actor Amr Waked as a gangster who challenges a child organ trafficker.

Pan-Arab distributor Falcon Films has acquired Middle East and North Africa rights to Egyptian director Ibrahim El-Batout's El Ott ahead of its premiere in competition at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF) next week.

The picture, previously titled The Cat in English, stars Egyptian actor Amr Waked as a gangster who goes up against a notorious mobster who is kidnapping street children to harvest their organs.

"His mission is to bring down him and his gang," Waked told ScreenDaily.

The actor also produced the film alongside fellow actor and producer Sahah Al Hanafy through their Cairo-based Zad Communication.

It is the second collaboration between Waked, Al Hanafy and El-Batout after Winter of Discontent, capturing the events leading up to the Egyptian revolution in 2010, which was Egypt's foreign language Oscar submission this year. …

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