Choubra, cosmopolitan neighbourhood of Cairo. Hatem, maggoty police officer, handles this neighbourhood with an iron hand. Every single citizen fears and hates him. Only Nour, a young woman he lusts after, dares stand up to him. But Nour is secretly in love with Cherif, brilliant and uncorrupted deputy public prosecutor. Green with envy, Hatem comes between. He wants Nour for himself. He whipsaws her and turns her life into a nightmare.
The story of a frustrated love like Choubra experiences some since the mists of time.



Venice Film Festival (Biennale)
* Official Competition

Toronto International Film Festival
* Official Competition