Country:Ägypten 1993
Format:35 mm
Language:OF m. engl. UT
Length:90 Minutes
Film series:Jenseits von Europa VI

Director :El Hagar, Khaled
Cinematography:Bahzan, Samir
Editing:Mounir, Adel
Music:Daoud, Rageh
Sound:Gabr, Gasser
Cast:Amin, Mervat
 El Saadani, Salah
 Hussien, Ragaa
 Rahman, Seif Abdel
Production company:Misr International Films
 ZDF Das Kleine Fernsehspiel


Little Dreams is the story of Ghareeb, a 13-year-old Egyptian boy who follows his father`s ghost to the front line. The first feature by controversial Egyptian filmmaker Khaled El Hagar, it powerfully conveys a generation`s disenchantment with the popular leader of the late 1960s, Gamal Abdel Nasser. Set in Suez, in the period leading up to and during the six-day war against Israel in 1967, the film is filled with captivating, dreamlike sequences that unfurl with vivid splashes of colour. The picture begins by recapping the protagonist’s life -- from his parents` wedding, his birth and early childhood to his father`s death as a Resistance hero in the 1956 Suez conflict. But soon, our protagonist’s idealism is destroyed by the brutality of conflict, along with his home, town, and dreams for the future. El Hagar’s statement is a gripping, prophetic and human wartime drama.


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