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Dupes, The
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Dupes, The

Type:
Feature Film

Director:
Tawfik Saleh

Year:
1972

Time:
107 minutes

Produced by:
Mohagerine-Morabet

Edited by:
Saheb Haddad

Language:
Arabic with English subtitles
    Winner! Carthage Film Festival, Tanit d'Or
Nominated! Moscow International Film Festival, Golden Prize


"A classic masterpiece of Arab cinema."
- The North African and Middle East Festival

"Skillfully directed and crisply photographed in black and white."
- The Seattle Times

The Dupes is a stark, beautifully photographed black and white film tracing the destinies of three Palestinian refugees brought together by dispossession, despair and hope for a better future.

The setting is Iraq in the 1950s and the protagonists, concealed in the steel tank of a truck, are trying to make their way across the border into Kuwait, the "promised land."

A masterful adaptation of Ghassan Kanafani's acclaimed novella, Men Under the Sun, The Dupes is also one of the first Arab films to address the Palestinian predicament.

This film is available with a Digital Site License (DSL), which allows colleges, universities, or libraries to encode, locally host, and stream the film to their community on a closed, password-protected system.

Rental Information
This film is available from AFD for public screenings and television broadcast. For information regarding rental rates and formats, please contact info@arabfilm.com for institutional/non-theatrical screenings, or info@arabfilm.com for theatrical, festival, television, or other bookings.

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