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Arabic Cinema : Nahr el Hob (1960)

Starring: Omar Sharif, Faten Hamama, Fouad al Mohandes

Running Time: 123 minutes

Director: Ezzel Dine Zulficar

Languages: Arabic

Rating: PG

Genre: Romance

A tragic tale of forbidden love based on the novel 'Anna Karenina' and listed in the top 150 Egyptian movies ever. Country girl, Nawal is married off to a wealthy aristocrat called Taher. Nawal gets increasingly depressed due to her husband's cold, cruel demeanour, despite their lavish life. Things take a turn when she meets Khaled, a handsome young army officer.