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Le Sixième Jour.
Dir. Youssef Chahine. Perf. Dalida and Mohsen Mohieddine. 1986.
Videocassette. V.O. Forlane, 1994. Color. 113'. In Arabic with French subtitles.

The dramatic tale of a grandmother's struggle to save the life of her young grandson who is suffering with cholera. It is said that a victim of cholera dies or recovers on the sixth day. Om Hassan recognizes the danger that Cairo, a city ravaged by disease and living in fear, represents for her grandson during these six days. Her courageous response is to take him up the Nile to the safety of the countryside

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