Goodbye Bonaparte

Farewell Bonaparte ( وداعا بونابرت ) is a Franco-Egyptian film directed by Youssef Chahine , released in 1985 .

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Synopsis

In 1798 Bonaparte invaded Egypt and posed as a liberator in the face of Turkish oppression . He is accompanied by General Caffarelli , a man of heart and spirit, who befriends two young Egyptians. As time goes on, Bonaparte reveals himself as an unscrupulous conqueror and the resistance is organized. General Caffarelli and his two disciples will be part of it.

Related article: Egypt Campaign .

Technical sheet

  • Title: Adieu Bonaparte
  • Original title: وداعا بونابرت
  • Director: Youssef Chahine
  • Scenario: Youssef Chahine and Yousry Nasrallah
  • Sound editing : Michel Klochendler
  • Country of origin: Egypt , France
  • Format: Colors – Dolby – 35 mm
  • Genre: Drama, Historical Movie
  • Duration: 115 minutes
  • Release date: 1985

Distribution

  • Michel Piccoli : Caffarelli ( Louis Marie Maximilian of Caffarelli of Falga )
  • Mohsen Mohieddin : Ali
  • Patrice Chéreau : Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Mohsena Tewfik : The mother
  • Christian Patey : Horace
  • Gamil Ratib : Barthelemy
  • Taheya Cariocca : The midwife
  • Claude Cernay : Decoin
  • Mohamad Dardiri : Sheikh Charaf
  • Hassan El Adl : Sheikh Aedalah
  • Tewfik El Dekn : The Dervish
  • Seif El Dine : Kourayem
  • Hassan Husseiny : The father
  • Farid Mahmoud : Faltaos
  • Hoda Soltan : Nefissa
  • Salah Zulfikar : Sheikh Hassouna

Bibliography

  • Sylvie Dallet , The French Revolution and Cinema: From Light to Television , Éditions des Quatre-Vents, coll.  “Cinema and its history”,, 240 p. ( ISBN  2-907468-04-9 , online presentation  [ archive ] )
    (Work from a doctoral thesis on film and television, defended in 1987 at the University Paris- X Nanterre in front of Serge Bernstein , Marc Ferro and Paul Gerbod, [ online presentation  [ archive ] ] .)

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