Magazine article Screen International

Adolf El Assal Lines Up Hi-Jinks Comedy 'Sawah' (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Adolf El Assal Lines Up Hi-Jinks Comedy 'Sawah' (Exclusive)

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Stars Karim Kassem as Cairo-based DJ Samir.

Luxembourgish-Egyptian director Adolf El Assal, a former Berlinale Talents alumnus, has touched down at the EFM this year with his second film Sawah, a hi-jinks comedy combining a storyline and talent from the Arab and European film world.

Trilingual Egyptian star Karim Kassem stars as Cairo-based DJ Samir, who is wrongly arrested as an illegal immigrant on route to a contest for DJ’s in Belgium after someone steals his identity papers.

Alexandria-born El Assal – who grew up between Dubai, London and Luxembourg – belongs to a new generation of emerging multi-cultural talent living and working in Luxembourg and is lead producer under his Wadi Films. …

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