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Adel Adham in Adrift on the Nile

Adrift on the Nile

1971 NR

Director Hussein Kamal's celebrated film brings Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz's searing novel on-screen, offering an honest portrayal of the lost and unmoored world of the Egyptian upper class in the early 1960s. A jaded newspaper reporter unmasks this disaffection and estrangement from politics and reality when she's invited to observe a group of friends indulging in a night of excess aboard a yacht.