Magazine article Screen International

Deal Productions, Film Clinic Team on First Luxembourg-Egyptian Co-Production 'Sawah' (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Deal Productions, Film Clinic Team on First Luxembourg-Egyptian Co-Production 'Sawah' (Exclusive)

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Adolf El Assal - who grew up between Dubai, London and Luxembourg - co-wrote the screenplay and directs.

‘Sawah’

Luxembourg producer Alexandra Hoesdroff and Egypt’s top independent producer Mohamed Hefzy are teaming up on Sawah, the first co-production between their two countries.

The comedy-drama revolves around the adventures of Egyptian DJ Samir, who is wrongly arrested as an illegal immigrant on route to a contest for DJ’s in Belgium.

In a bizarre twist, he is placed in the custody of a local kebab seller, who in turn is in trouble with the tough boss of the local traveller community. A madcap 48 hours ensues.

The film is set mainly in Luxembourg with some scenes in the Egyptian capital Cairo, where the 2010 popular uprising is in full-swing, and Belgium. …

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