21 Mar 2018

Director: Mohamed Diab

Egypt, France, Germany


97 min

Clash is a tense, harrowing, state-of-the-nation drama. Set in 2013, it pitches the audience into the turmoil of the mass protests in Egypt that toppled the ruling Muslim Brotherhood. In the crushing heat of an already fraught day, rival demonstrators, innocent bystanders, allies and bitter foes are bundled into a police van. It is the beginning of a living nightmare in a claustrophobic environment. Frazzled tempers spark endless disagreements and resentment as conflict builds with all the intensity of a pressure cooker destined to explode.

Nominated Foreign Language Film Oscar 2017