The Egyptian Censorship Committee has decided to give the
green-light to the new film “Riklam,” starring Egyptian actress Ghada Abd Al
Raziq, but only after six “indecent” scenes including Ghada and actress Rania
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The censorship committee made its decision after watching the
final version of the film, and determined the six scenes to be inappropriate
for the average viewer.
The film revolves around four women arrested for prostitution.
While they are being investigated they tell the stories of their lives and how
they were forced to enter the world of “Al Riklam.”
Despite its graphic nature, the censorship committee did not
rate it as an adult film, since it sends a message to the general society. The
film portrays young women that face hardships leading them to become
prostitutes, and in turn end up in jail, destroying their future.
Head of the censorship Dr. Sayed Khatab said that some of the
film’s scenes have underlying meanings, and could not be omitted because they
would ruin the outcome of the story. Sayed also said that director of the film
Ali Rajab was successful in creating a film about a dark world of nudity and
sexuality, without making it gratuitous.