Thartharah fawq al-Nil (Adrift on the Nile) (Egypt: 1971)


Hussein Kamal

Cast list

Adel Adham- Ali

Mervat Amin- Sana

Magda El-Khatib-Samara

Imad Hamdi-Anis

Salah Nazmi

Ahmed Ramzy-Ragab

Soheir Ramzy- Layla


Naguib Mahfouz

Mamdouh Al Leithi


This film is based on the real life events that happened in Egypt during the Gamal Abdel Nasser era. We are introduced to a group of middle-aged friends. Each night, they all come together to meet on a luxurious houseboat to enjoy activities such as dancing, love-making, and smoking hashish. However, when a young news reporter visits the houseboat to write a story on the group, she's is surprised by outrage when she learns about the group's tragic depths of alienation. This movie is based on the novel by Naguib Mahfouz.


"Hashish." The British Medical Journal. 2. 5421. (1964); 1348-1349. Print.

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