bayn el samaa wa el ard

Year of Production: 1959
Directed by: Salah Abouseif
Written by: Naguib Mahfouz (story), El Sayed Bedeir (Screenplay and Dialogue)
About the movie
An elevator breaks down with a group of people inside who are complete strangers. Each has a different story and purpose in life, including an actress, a mad man, two thieves, a woman about to give birth, a juvenile old man, a former aristocrat, and others.
As their hopes of getting out of the elevator dwindle, they begin to realize the good things in their lives and hope for repentance arises. At the same time, someone is trying to commit suicide by jumping from the roof of the same building and a gang of thieves try to steal from the safe located in a company in the building as well. The film ends with most of the people on the elevator getting out, as they face a quick test to measure the sincerity of their repentance.
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