Midaq Alley | 1998

Drama, Adaptation
Based on Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz's novel "Midaq Alley," a story involving four parallel episodes with overlapping characters--none of whom ever gets what he or she wants. The main characters include: Rutilio, a ...more

Cast

... Don Rutilio

Actor

... Dona Cata

Actor

... Alma

Actor

... Abel

Actor

... Eusebia

Actor

... Jose Luis

Actor

... Don Fidel

Actor

... Guicho

Actor

... Maru

Actor

... Susanita

Actor

... Chava

Actor

Writers

Screenplay

Source Material (from novel)

Company

Production Company

Fondo de Fomento a la Calidad Cinematografica

Production Company

Universidad de Guadalajara

Production Company

Synopsis

Based on Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz's novel "Midaq Alley," a story involving four parallel episodes with overlapping characters--none of whom ever gets what he or she wants. The main characters include: Rutilio, a gruff, macho tavern owner who develops a taste for handsome young men; Chava, Rutilio's adult son who longs for a better life in America; Alma, a strong-willed beauty who's tempted to marry a wealthy elderly shop owner; Abel, an earnest but penniless young barber who loves Alma; and Susanita, a spinsterish landlady who looks for love in all the wrong places.

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