The Main 5 Sat, Apr 15, 2017 2:30 PM
The Main 5 Thu, Apr 20, 2017 2:30 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
$6.00 Earlybird
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Images of Africa
Human Rights
Social Justice
Oscar Submission
Voice Category:Thrill Me Chill Me
Release Year:2016
Runtime:97 min
Festivals & Awards:Tanit d'Argent Best Feature Film - Carthage Film Festival
Best Editing & FACC Award - Carthage Film Festival
Golden Crow Pheasant (Best Film) & Silver Crow Pheasant (Audience Choice)
Best New Director & Golden Spike (Best Film) - Valladolid Int'l Film Festival
Print Source:Kino Lorber
Director:Mohamed Diab
Producer:Jamal Al Dabbous
Daniel Ziskind
Mohamad Hefzy
Eric Lagesse
Moez Masoud
Cinematographer:Ahmed Gabr
Screenwriter:Khaled Diab
Mohamed Diab
Editor:Ahmed Hafez
Composer:Khaled Dagher
Principal Cast:Nelly Karim
Hani Adel
El Sebaii Mohamed
Filmography:678 ('10)


In the summer of 2013, just two years after the Mubarak regime was toppled during the Arab Spring, the Egyptian Army has taken control of the country. During massive citywide protests, Egyptian-American AP journalist Adam (Hani Adel) and his photographer Zein (Mohamed El Sebaii) are detained, thrown into a paddy wagon, and driven through Cairo. As the van stops to pick up more passengers, eventually filling its small hold with Muslim Brotherhood supporters, Army supporters, men, women, and even children of varying political stripes and different religions, tensions rise uncontrollably. When the van is suddenly besieged by protesters, and the police become trigger-happy, the trapped inhabitants wonder if they’re safer inside or out. A box office smash in Egypt, and chosen for the Cannes Un Certain Regard, and as Egypt’s submission to the 89th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. Clash has been regarded as “powerful and very disturbing.” —The Hollywood Reporter

Director’s Biography

Mohamed Diab: Mohamed Diab was born in Mecca, Saudi Arabia in 1977. Having migrated to Egypt, he studied commerce at Suez Canal University in Ismailia before pursuing film at the New York Film Academy. He wrote El Gezeira (The Island), the highest grossing film in Egyptian history, and wrote and directed Cairo 678.

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