release date May 23 2019
United Bros. Studios Releases a 4-minute Recap for the First Installment of Al Kenz
Over the years, and for extended centuries, many generations have wasted lives and souls in battles and wars over a hidden treasure. And there was no one able to reveal the secrets behind that treasure. This is the story as recounted by director Sherif Arafa in the first installment of Al Kenz, revealing untold chapters from the history of Egypt through the years. The second installment of the film, Al Kenz2, will release soon.
Through the film’s official Facebook page, United Bros. Studios posted a 4-minute recap video, featuring the highlights of the first installment, for the first time in Egypt and the Arab world, following the steps of Hollywood's largest production companies such as Marvel Studios and DC that release recap videos for the previous installments of their film productions.
Watch the video from the following link:
The video features the events of the film, which take place in four different ages: the Pharaonic era of Queen Hatshepsut, the Mamluk era of Ali Al-Zibq, the forties with the story of Bashir Pasha, and finally the mid-seventies with the story of Hassan, the son of Bashir Pasha, who sets out in a journey in search for the treasure left behind by his father.
In the story of Queen Hatshepsut, the video focuses on her struggle with the priests to take over the throne of Egypt, sheds light on the love of her life; engineer/artist Senenmut, that she sacrificed to marry her brother Thutmose II, and the priests' attempt to end her life and her brother's.
In the story of Ali Al-Zibq, the video recounts Ali's journey to avenge his murdered father, Ras Al-Ghoul, and so he emigrated to Egypt with his mother, to begin his struggle with the Elkalby and the father of his beloved Zainab.
The story of Bashir Pasha leads us to his son Hassan, the treasure hunter. It recounts Bashir's own story as a police officer who casts his brother in prison to ensure his promotion until he reaches the post of a political speaker, responsible for suppressing any revolutionary voice or movement. His love for the singer Ne’maat brings King Farouk's indignation.
Hassan searches in all of these stories without finding any link between them, and temporarily holds off on selling his father's house, despite the pressure from the Al-Assis, who insist on buying it.
Directed and written by Sherif Arafa, Al Kenz2 is screen-written by Abdel Rahim Kamal, and features an all-star cast, including the stars of Al Kenz; Mohamed Saad, Mohamed Ramadan, Hend Sabry, Ahmed Rizk, Haitham Ahmed Zaki, Ruby, Amina Khalil, Sawsan Badr, Hany Adel, Ahmed Malek, Abbas Aboelhassan, Abdulaziz Makhyoon, Mohy Ismaiel, Ahmed Hatem, and Sara Abdelrahman.
The first installment of the film, Al Kenz, was a huge success in the box office and won eight awards at the Egyptian Cinema Film Association Festival, Egyptian National Film Festival and the Arabian Cinema Awards (ACA).