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The Eloquent Peasant
Directed by Shadi Abdel Salam • 1970 • Egypt
Starring Ahmad Anan, Ahmad Hegazi, Ahmed Marei
Based on one of the major texts of classical Egyptian literature, THE ELOQUENT PEASANT is a folkloric morality tale in which a peasant, wronged by a greedy nobleman, must rely on his elegant speaking style in order to attain justice.