Egyptian Censors Give Green Light to Film on ‘al Muhandesin Killer’
The Egyptian censors gave the green light for the script of the film al Saffah (Killer) without omitting anything after it had objected it for five years. The film is about the real story of the criminal Ahmed Hilmi, Known as al Muhandesin killer, who was hanged in 1996 after he had been convicted of many crimes which rocked the Egyptian society in early nineties.
“The censors gave the green light for the film in full with omitting anything even the violence and sex scenes which they had objected before and demanded their omission or easing off. This action has delayed the film for many years,” the film’s director, Mohammed Anis told the London based Arabic daily al Sharq al Awsat.
The film is scripted by Atiyyah al Dardiri and costarring Khaled al Sawi, Safiyyah al Omari and Kamal al Shinnawi. Hanan Tork who has been nominated to play the role as the killer’s wife stipulated the increase of her scenes as a condition for accepting the role.
The director anticipated a new battle for the film with the original family of the story, which threatened to resort to the court to ban screening the film if it is shot -- Albawaba.com