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Fallen Angels Paradise - directed by Ossama Fawzi
Fallen Angels Paradise - directed by Ossama Fawzi
Director: Ossama Fawzi
From: Egypt
Year: 1999 African Film Minutes: 80
Language: Arabic with English subtitles
Genre: dramatic comedy

A homeless man dies of an overdose in a popular Cairo neighborhood. He was once an ideal husband and represented security for his family. Then one day, everything changed. Upon his death his friends from the underworld drag the corpse around for a whole night of madness, drinking and hallucinating situations. A game with death where the dead man becomes more alive than the living and fallen angels live according to their own rules, laws and desires in the chaos of the Egyptian capital. The film is based on a famous short story written by the Brazilian writer Jorge Amado.

Best Director and Best Actor, festival of Egyptian Cinema 2000
35mm rental: $250
video sale: $90
DVD sale: $195