The Emigrant

The Emigrant
Genre:
Drama | Director: Youssef Chahine | Language: Arabic, English Subtitles | Length: 129 minutes | Country: Egypt | Year: 1994 | Rating: NR – Recommended for adult audiences

Filled with beautiful location shots of Egyptian, Youssef Chahine’s The Emigrant is a fascinating retelling of the biblical tale of Joseph, told from an Egyptian perspective. Ram, the Joseph character, is an intellectual who dreams of leaving his family’s nomadic life to study agriculture in Egypt, but his jealous and abusive older brothers sell him into slavery. Ram manages to overcome his hardships and win the admiration of royalty, though his change of fortune carries a high price.