“El Khaleya” - Official Poster
CAIRO - 29 October 2017: The Egyptian movie ‘’El Khaleya’’ (the Cell) achieved total revenues exceeding LE 50 million ($2.8 million) since it was released eight weeks ago.
The movie highlights the continuous efforts exerted by security forces to combat terrorism, as well as the obstacles and the sufferings they face as a result of such tough work. The movie focuses on a special operations officer played by Egyptian megastar Ahmed Ezz. He works to stop more than one terrorist operation and arrests various terrorist cells.
“El Khaleya” stars Ezz, Samer El Masrie, Mohamed Mamdouh and Amina Khalil. The movie script is written by Salah El Geheny, while Tarek El Erian wrote the story and directed the movie. The film includes a duet song between famous singers Assala and Mahmoud Elessily. “El Khaleya” is considered a high-budget action movie.
Amr Salah, an officer from the special operations sector in the Ministry of Interior was killed on October 20during confrontations between police forces and terrorists in an oasis in the Western Desert. He also participated in “El Khaleya,” training Ezz and fellow actors on police exercises shown in the movie.
Salah also appeared in a few scenes in the film as an actor. He appeared in one scene changing clothes, another in a raid, the scene with the armored vehicle, as well as most of the scenes of Ezz in the camp.