Coinciding with Wrapping up Filming
Al Massa Art Production Unveils the Second Teaser Trailer for Al Mammar
Al Masa Art Production has released the second teaser trailer for Al Mammar by director Sherif Arafa, producer Hisham Abdel Khalek, and starring Ahmed Ezz, through the film's official Facebook and Instagram pages. This comes in coincidence with announcing the upcoming release of the biggest production in the history of Egyptian and Arab Cinema next June.
The teaser featured the first appearance for star Ahmed Ezz in the Egyptian Army outfit, describing the incidents of 1967 it they were not a setback, a defeat or even a war, in addition that they did not begin on June 5. A group of Israeli Army leaders appeared during that period, who announced the Zionist Strike War.
To watch the second teaser, please click on the following link:
Commenting on wrapping up shooting the film, director Sherif Arafa says, "Making a film about the period after the defeat of 1967 until the victory in 1973 was a dream that haunted me over the past decades, but this dream has been delayed because of the big production of a film where the elements of action, war and history, romance, and drama. Therefore, this genre of films is absent from the Egyptian cinema for many years. I hope Al Mammar to compensate the Egyptian and the Arab audience of absence of that genre for all this period.
Producer Hisham Abdel Khalek comments, The goal of all Al Mammar's filmmakers, whether in front of the camera or behind it, was to produce a stunning final picture and to tell stories about our Army that we did not hear before, especially since we have what deserves to be told. It¬ís true that the filming conditions were very tough, but what I saw of their spirit was more than I expected, because it was a mix between their love for their art and their love for their country, and the result would be seen by the audience in a complete art work.
Recently, Telecom Egypt (WE) co-sponsored Al Mammar, which its first teaser trailer received 3 million views on Facebook and Instagram a month after it was released.
Al Mammar is written and directed by Sherif Arafa. The film¬ís screenplay was co-written by Amir Teima who also wrote the songs included in its soundtrack. The film takes place during the 1967 war and until the War of Attrition.
Alongside superstar Ahmed Ezz, Al Mammar stars a large number of stars, such as Ahmed Rizk, Eyad Nassar, Ahmed Falawkas, Mohamed Farrag, Ahmed Salah Al-Saadany, Mohammad Al Sharnouby, Mohamed Gomaa, Mahmoud Hafez, Amir Salah Eldin, Asmaa Aboul Yazeed, and up-and-coming actress Alhan El-Mahdy.
Hend Sabry also joins the cast as a guest star, alongside Sherif Mounir, Enaam Salousa, and Hajjaj Abdul Azim. The film's score was composed by Omar Khairat and the crew also includes DOP Ayman Abu El-Makarem, Set Designer Basil Hossam, and Sound Engineer Ahmed Abdel Khalek. An American team of professional choreographers of battles and action sequences were employed to work on the film as well.
Al Mammar was filmed over the course of three months in five cities, including Suez, South Sinai, Aswan, Ismailia, and Cairo. The production company created the entire movie sets, while the Ministry of Defense's Department of Morale Affairs provided the filming locations where set designers were brought in to create exact replicas of battle grounds at the time.
This is the fifth collaboration between Al Masa Art Production and director Sherif Arafa, following El Gezira, El Gezira 2, Welad El Amm, and Fool El Seen El Azeem.