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Voy! Voy! Voy!

Voy! Voy! Voy!

Voy! Voy! Voy!

Dir. Omar Hilal
107 min

Inspired by stranger-than-fiction actual events, this saucy black comedy boasts a smart screenplay with serious undertones and a powerhouse cast with impeccable timing. Set in 2013, it follows the cheerily amoral Hassan (Mohamed Farrag), who is willing to try almost anything to escape his financially challenged, dead-end life as a security guard and head to Europe. When his opportunity to upgrade from gigolo to husband of a 70-year-old British woman ends abruptly and the expensive journey touted by people smugglers proves too complicated, he decides to feign vision loss and join a special needs soccer team who are almost on their way to the Blind World Cup in Poland. From its jaunty animated credits to its absurdly satisfying conclusion, this debut feature announces a big screen talent in seasoned adman Omar Hilal, here serving as director, writer and producer. With superstar Nelly Karim as a warm-hearted journalist. –Alissa Simon

Film Details

Release Year: 2023
Runtime: 107 min
Country/Region: Egypt, United Arab Emirates
Language: Arabic
Print Source: AGC Studios
Tags: Based on a True Story, Comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Oscar Submission, SWANA Stories


Director: Omar Hilal
Executive Producer: Pierre Sarraf
Producer: Mohamed Hefzy, Omar Hilal
Cinematographer: Yves Sehnaoui
Screenwriter: Omar Hilal
Editor: Ahmed Hafez
Composer: Sary Hany
Principal Cast: Mohamed Farrag, Nelly Karim, Bayoumi Fouad, Taha Desouky, Amgad El-Haggar, Passant Shawky, Mohamed Abdel-Azim, Hagag Abdel-Azim, Hanan Youssef, Lobna Wanas