Among the Ruins

Among the Ruins[1] (Egyptian Arabic: بين الأطلال, translit.Bain El Atlal) is a 1959 Egyptian romance film directed by the Egyptian film director Ezz El-Dine Zulficar and produced by the Egyptian film producer Salah Zulfikar. The film is based on a novel written by Yusuf Sibai. The film stars Faten Hamama, Emad Hamdy and Salah Zulfikar. Hamama received an award for her performance and the film was listed in the Top 100 Egyptian films in 1996.[2][3]

Among the Ruins
بين الأطلال
Directed byEzz El-Dine Zulficar
Written byYusuf Sibai
Mohamed Osman
Ezz El-Dine Zulficar
Produced bySalah Zulfikar
StarringFaten Hamama
Emad Hamdy
Salah Zulfikar
CinematographyWahid Farid
Edited byAlbert Naguib
Release date
November 17, 1959
LanguageEgyptian Arabic


(Faten Hamama) plays Mona a university student who falls in love with her professor, Mahmoud (Emad Hamdy), who is also a gifted writer. Mahmoud proposes to Mona but her mother refuses and Mona marries another man and leave Egypt. Years later after she returns to Egypt, Mona visits a sick Mahmoud in a hospital. Mahmoud expresses his love to Mona as he lies in his deathbed. And Mona’s son Kamal (Salah Zulfikar) falls in love with Mahmoud’s daughter Mona (Sophie Tharwat).[2][4][5]



  1. ^ Bain el atlal (1959) - IMDb, retrieved 2021-07-28
  2. ^ a b "Bain el Atlal" (in Arabic). Faten Hamama's official website. Retrieved 2007-04-04.
  3. ^ "Top 100 Egyptian Films (CIFF)". IMDb. Retrieved 2021-09-05.
  4. ^ بين الأطلال (in Arabic). Arabic Movies. Archived from the original on May 25, 2004. Retrieved 2007-04-04.
  5. ^ Fahim, Joseph (February 13, 2007). "The 12 Greatest Romantic Movies of All Time". Daily Star. Archived from the original on 2011-07-08. Retrieved 2007-04-04.

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