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Days of Terror

Days of Terror
Arabicأيام الرعب
Directed bySaid Marzouk
Written byGamal Al-Ghitani
CinematographyTarek El-Telmissany
Edited byAdel Mounir
Arab Corporation for Art and Media Production
Distributed byEl Nasr Films
Release date
  • October 13, 1988 (1988-10-13) (Egypt)
Running time
100 minutes
LanguageِEgyptian Arabic

Days of Terror (Egyptian Arabic: أيام الرعب translit. Ayam Al-Ro'ab)[1][2][3] is a 1988 Egyptian action-thriller film written by Gamal Al-Ghitani and directed by Said Marzouk. It stars Salah Zulfikar, Mahmoud Yassin and Mervat Amin.[4][5][6][7][8]


El Hag Abdel Rahim is a religious rich seller living in Al Hussain neighborhood who has one daughter, Salwa. She loves Mahrous, the son of migrant who escaped to Cairo 20 years ago for escaping from revenge, is working in an Egyptian Museum. When planning to get married he receives the news that Aweidah has been released from prison and is out to get revenge on him. Mahrous memories come flooding back and fear returns to his life turning him into a paranoid man. He quits his job and leaves the whole world around him to escape from his inevitable fate. Which means that Mahrous did not completely get rid of the old fear, but with this fear lurking inside all these years. In the end the solution is to confront fear and try to overcome it even if that is the end.


  • Story: Gamal Al-Ghitani
  • Screenplay: Youssry El-Gindi
  • Directed by: Said Marzouk
  • Cinematography: Tarek El-Telmissany
  • Production Studio: Arab International Art and Media production
  • Distribution: El Nasr Films

Primary cast

  • Salah Zulfikar as (El-Hag Abdel Rahim)
  • Mahmoud Yassin as (Mahroos)
  • Mervat Amin as (Salwa)
  • Ahmed Bedier as (Dardiri Al-Fran)
  • Zahret El-Ola as (Salwa’s mother, Aisha)
  • Hayatem as (Fayqa)
  • Ghassan Matar as (Awaida)
  • Naima Al Sagheer as (Hajja Zahra)
  • Ahmed Nabil Badour (Saad Al-Fran)
  • Hassan Hussein Badour (owner of the popular bath)
  • Mahmoud Farag

See also


  1. ^ Malkmus, Lizbeth; Armes, Roy (1991). Arab and African Film Making. Zed Books. ISBN 978-0-86232-916-7.
  2. ^ Ayam El Ro'ab (1988) (in Czech), retrieved 2022-04-23
  3. ^ الشريف, منتهى أحمد (2020-07-08). "قصة فيلم لـ محمود ياسين وميرفت أمين مع هياتم "أثار أزمة بسبب الإمام الحسين"". الميزان (in Arabic). Retrieved 2022-04-23.
  4. ^ فايد, زياد (2003). افلام ومهرجانات : رحلة الفيلم المصرى مع الجوائز : محليا وعالميا 1929 - 2000 (in Arabic). الهيئة المصرية العامة للكتاب. ISBN 978-977-01-8907-8.
  5. ^ Malkmus, Lizbeth; Armes, Roy (1991). Arab and African Film Making. Zed Books. ISBN 978-0-86232-916-7.
  6. ^ Armes, Roy (2008). Dictionnaire des cinéastes africains de long métrage (in French). KARTHALA Editions. ISBN 978-2-84586-958-5.
  7. ^ Shafik, Viola (2007). Popular Egyptian Cinema: Gender, Class, and Nation. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-977-416-053-0.
  8. ^ قاسم, محمود. موسوعة الأفلام العربية - المجلد الأول (in Arabic). E-Kutub Ltd. ISBN 978-1-78058-309-9.

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