The Dupes

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Title: al-Makhdu‘un (المخدوعون)

[The Dupes]

Cast: Muhammad Khayr Halawani, ‘Abd al-Rahman Al Rashi, Bassam Lutfi As‘ad, Salih Khuluqi, Thana’ Dibsi, ‘Adnan Barakat

(محمد خير حلواني، عبد الرحمن آل رشي، بسّام لطفي أسعد، صالح خلقي، ثناء دبسي، عدنان بركات)

Director: Tawfiq Salih (توفيق صالح)

Producer: al-Mu’ssasah al-‘Ammah lil-Sininma, Damascus, Syria, 1972 (المؤسسة العامة للسينما، دمشق، سورية، ١٩٧٢)

Scenario: Tawfiq Salih (توفيق صالح)

Based on: the novel “Rijal fi al-Shams” (رجال في الشمس) [Men in the Sun] by the Palestinian novelist Ghassan Kanafani, 1936-1972 (غسّان كنفاني، ١٩٣٦-١٩٧٢)

Summary: Three Palestinian men of different ages decide to be smuggled to Kuwait in August of 1958. They hide in the cistern of a water truck. At the border crossing to Kuwait, the water truck is delayed by customs officials and the three men get suffocated inside because of the smoldering heat and lack of oxygen.

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Arabic
English

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1972

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