Spy thriller from Bat Yam takes Egypt by storm
'Cousins' stars ugly, racist Israeli as Jewish state is depicted as arch enemy No. 1. Despite box office craze, some think script is bad and Tel Aviv is as glamorous as ever
The movie "Cousins" ("Welad Ela'am") has won huge popularity in Egypt. Even three weeks after its debut, it's nearly impossible to get tickets to the movie in Cairo and its surroundings. The spy thriller, which takes place in Tel Aviv and compares Israelis to Nazis, is a hot topic on talk shows and has its stars putting in many long hours of interviews with the Arab media.
Though the production studio is miffed that sales figures have been distorted in favor of the comedy "Amir the Sailor," the movie's main competitor on the charts. However, the company is proud of the record income of 14.4 million Egyptian liras (about $2.5 million) it raked in within just the first two weeks.
At the beginning of the movie, we see an Egyptian father taking his wife and two children sailing off the shores of Egypt. In the middle of the sailing trip, the true story comes forth. The father, Daniel (Sharif Munir), is a Mossad agent who decided to kidnap his wife Selwa (Mona Zaki) and two children to Israel. He injects his wife with sedatives and brings her and the children to Israel.
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