Set shortly before and during the Six Day War in June 1967, The Sparrow follows a young police officer stationed in a small village in Upper Egypt whose inhabitants suffer from the harassment of a corrupt businessman. The officer crosses paths with a journalist who is investigating what appears to be a scandal involving the theft of weapons and machinery by high officials. Using the protagonist Bahiya's house as a meeting place, the police officer and the journalist come together to uncover this circle of black marketers. During the inquiries, however, war breaks out and Nasser announces his resignation. A seminal film, The Sparrow is often cited as the first film in Arab Cinema dealing with the predominant theme of defeat.
Salah Kabil, Ali El Scherif, Mahmoud El-Meliguy, Seif El Dine, Myriam Fakhr Eddine, Habiba, Mohsena Tewfik
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