Soft Hands (film)

Soft Hands (Arabic: الأيدي الناعمة‎, translit. al-aydi al-nā'ima) is a 1964 Egyptian comedy film directed by Mahmoud Zulfikar and based on a play of the same name by Egyptian playwright Tawfiq al-Hakim (1953). It was entered into the 14th Berlin International Film Festival.[1]

Soft Hands
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Film poster
Directed byMahmoud Zulfikar
Written byYoussef Gohar
CinematographyAly Kheiralla
Wadid Sirry
Release date
  • 1964 (1964)
Running time
75 minutes

The plot involves a formerly landed aristocrat dispossessed by the 1952 Egyptian Revolution. The plot follows the aristocrat's struggle coming to terms with the reality of needing to work for a living, after being stripped of all landownership. He meets a similarly jobless doctorate in the Arabic language, who similarly, is also not willing to accept a job below his stature. Both must adjust to the new social and political realities in a new Nasserite socialist Egypt.



  1. ^ " Awards for Soft Hands". Retrieved 17 February 2010.

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