The tension that defined the Egyptian political revolt is concentrated within the confines of a police riot van, in this Cannes nominated political thriller.
It’s 2013 and Cairo is, once again, in conflict. As chaos runs through the streets, protesters are picked out one by one and loaded into the back of a police riot van.
Slowly, the vehicle is crowded with journalists, angry citizens and young people who don’t quite know where they stand. And they don’t all see eye to eye. Some support the Muslim Brotherhood, others support the military and a few are loyal to nothing but themselves.
As tension escalates in the streets outside, the atmosphere within the vehicle begins to darken. The political divide between the inhabitants couldn’t be bigger, and these differences begin to become dangerous within the confines of their prison.
But, as the people soon learn, perhaps it’s not each other they should regard as enemies, but the men who locked them away in the first place…
Clash (or Eshteback in Arabic) is a dramatic thriller from acclaimed director Mohamed Diab (Cairo 678) and was nominated for Un Certain Regard Award at Cannes Film Festival.
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