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Beshay - a man cured of leprosy - has never left the leper colony in the Egyptian desert where he has lived snce childhood. Following the death of his wife, he finally decides to go in search of his roots. With his meagre possessions strapped to a donkey cart, he sets out. Quickly joined by Obama, the Nubian orphan he has taken under his wing, Beshay will cross Egypt and confront the world with all its sorrows, its hardships and moments of grace, in his quest for a family, a place to belong, a little humanity...


  • Rady Gamal
  • Ahmed Abdelhafiz
  • Osama Abdallah
  • Mohamed Abdel Azim
  • Shahira Fahmy
  • Shehab Ibrahim

Did You Know?


  • Official submission of Egypt for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 91st Academy Awards in 2019.
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May 18, 2018

A simple story told with abundant gentleness, Yomeddine looks at a group of outcasts with such compassion and generosity that it has the good manners not to artificially inflate their tale with phony uplift.

Metacritic review by Tim Grierson
Tim Grierson
Screen International
May 18, 2018

This is a picaresque road movie about two mismatched characters, with rookie director A.B. Shawky offering a motley and not entirely smooth cocktail of drama and melodrama, a dash of social critique and insight, some chuckles and a few tugs at the heartstrings, mainly by virtue of its near-virtuoso score.

Metacritic review by Boyd van Hoeij
Boyd van Hoeij
The Hollywood Reporter
May 18, 2018

Rady Gamal, who plays Beshay, gives an affecting performance of playful charm with an undercurrent of deep sadness. He and Ahmed Abdelhafiz as Obama are a pair to root for, and Shawky gives them plenty of perils but also abundant moments of grace.

Metacritic review by Steve Pond
Steve Pond