Cairo – 6 October 2020: The 6th of October victory embodies the ability of the Egyptians to crush the impossible by wise planning and courageous implementation.
“The victory of October is a reminder that Egyptian are always capable of rising up for its rights, gaining respect from others” said President Abdel Fattah el Sisi.
In this day the Egyptian army managed to recapture Egyptian occupied territories and restore national pride.
“ Another lesson from October war is that a right coming from a place of power prevails in the end, and that Egyptian are capable of protecting their territories” President Sisi added.
Egyptian cinema has tried to document that historic victory, adding to other documentaries.
In this article, we will shed light on some movies that Egyptians audience watch on TV every 6th of October anniversary.
1- “The Bullet is Still in My Pocket”
“Al Rosasa La Tazal Fe Gaiby” (The Bullet is Still in My Pocket) was produced in 1974, based on a story by Egyptian author Ihsan Abd al-Qudus, directed by Hossam Eldin Mostafa, and staring Mahmoud Yassin, Nagwa Ebrahim and Hussein Fahmy.
The movie is about a soldier named Mohamed who finds himself in Gaza after the defeat in the 1967 War.
He returns to his village filled with sorrow over the death of his colleagues in the war. The girl he loves, Fatma, has been raped by a high profile man in the village, so Mohammad decides to take revenge by killing him.
But the 1973 War breaks out and he joins the army to free the occupied lands from Israel. Mohamed goes back to the village with his bride, and the rapist was ashamed by the villagers. Finally, Mohammad marries Fatma with the bullet still in his pocket.
The Egyptian actor Hussein Fahmy said during an interview on the “Maakom Mona Al Shazly” program in May 2016 that it’s the only movie that was captured on the real Bar Lev line at Suez Canal, and this location doesn’t exist anymore, as the New Suez Canal was built there.
2-“The Great Loyalty”
“Al Wafaa El Azeem” (The Great Loyalty) was produced in 1974 and tells the love story of Walaa and Hussein. Walaa’s father refuses their relationship and decides to marry her to a family friend named Adel. During the war, Adel becomes a soldier with Hussein and learns how much he loves Walaa, so he decides to help them.
“Al Wafaa El Azeem” is directed by Helmy Rafla, scenario by Faisal Nada, and stars Naglaa Fathy, Mahmoud Yassin and Kamal El Shenawy.
3-“The Sons of Silence”
“Abnaa el Samt” was produced in 1974, written by Maged Tobya, directed by Mohamed Rady, and stars Mahmoud Morsy, Mervat Amen and Nour el-Sherif. The film includes the period from the war of attrition till the victory the war of 1973.
4-“Life is a Moment”
“El Omr Lahza” (Life is a Moment) tells the story of a female journalist whose husband is the editor-in-chief of the newspaper she works at, but they have two different views concerning the war after the defeat in 1967. So she decided to volunteer at a hospital, where she gets to know some soldiers who were injured and listen to their stories. Then she travels to the location of the battle to visit the soldiers.
The film is also directed by Mohamed Rady and stars Magda, Ahmed Mazhar and Ahmed Zaki.
5- “ El-Mamar”
Successful Egyptian movie “El-Mamar” ( The passage) topped the Twitter trend after its first TV screening on ON TV channel in 2019.
People interacted with the patriotic movie, especially that it screened as part of the celebrations of the glorious victory of October 6.
Egyptians were keen to watch the important patriotic movie which achieved booming success, with revenues amounting to over LE 65,000,000.
The film revolves around the role of the heroic Egyptian Commandos during the War of Attrition.
The film is inspired by the brave patriotic operations performed by Group 39 in the Egyptian army headed by martyr Ibrahim al-Rifai.
The massive production discusses the time period from the 1967 war to the early days of the War of Attrition.
"El-Mamar", directed by Sherif Arafa and written by Arafa and Amir Teima, stars Ahmed Ezz, , Hend Sabry, Ahmed Rezk, Asma Abul Yazid, Eyad Nassar, Sherif Mounir, Mohamed Farag, Ahmed Falawkas and Enaam Salousa, among others.
Veteran musician Omar Khairat composed the movie’s soundtrack.