Filmfest 2016

German Age Rating

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2013: Egypt is in turmoil after the Arab Spring and military coup. No government seems able to hold on for long. In his second feature film, director Mohamed Diab tells a story of coup backers and Muslim Brethren, trapped at very close quarters. Entirely filmed inside a police van, the emotions of the prisoners heat up, while violence and hysteria rage outside.

tags: Arab World, Crisis/Revolution, Politics, Feature film

Cast: Nelly Karim, Hany Adel, Ahmed Malek, Tarek Abdel Aziz, Khaled Kamal


Screenplay: Mohamed Diab

Director of Photography: Ahmed Gabr

Film Editor: Ahmed Hafez

Production Designer: Hind Heidar

Costume Design: Reem El Adl

Sound: Ahmed Adnan

Producer: Moez Masoud, Mohamed Hefzy, Eric Lagesse

Production Company: Film Clinic

Co-Producer: Olivier Père, Rémi Burah, Nicole Gerhards

Co-Production Company: Sampek Production, EMC Productions, NiKo Film

World Sales: Pyramide Films

Director: Mohamed Diab


Mohamed Diab was born in Mecca 1977 and later moved to Ismailia, a town west of Cairo. He studied economics at Suez Canal University. He then went to New York and enrolled at NYU’s screenwriting department. Diab wrote screenplays for several Egyptian hit films, including franchise EL GEZIRA. His political debut film CAIRO 678 was released in 2011, just days before the outbreak of the Egyptian Revolution, and screened at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN 2011. Clash is his second feature film, dealing with the aftereffects of the revolution.