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Excuse My French's "A Single Letter" song Releases for the First Time on TV

Satirist Bassem Youssef Hosts Prominent Director Amr Salama at Elbernameg

Cairo, Egypt | Saturday- 15 February, 2014:


Watched by tens of millions of viewers around the world, renowned satirist Bassem Youssef's Elbernameg featured Director Amr Salama to talk about his latest cinema hit Excuse My French that was successfully released in Egyptian theaters three weeks ago. The second episode of the show's third season aired on Friday, February 14th, 2014, on MBC Masr channel and witnessed the first TV screening of the film's music clip Harf Waheed (A Single Letter) performed by prominent singer and actor Hany Adel.

Funny comments and remarks overwhelmed the discussion between Amr and Bassem about the film. Amr talked about the struggles the film went through with the censorship authorities for five years until it was finally released in 2014. Salama also talked about the filming circumstances that he described as "lethal" showing Bassem the blood pressure and sleeping pills as a proof. He expressed his sheer happiness after the end of the shooting as he had to guide about 300 children during it, "the children used to fight with each other and even fight with me!," Salama said.

Excuse My French tells the story of Hany Abdallah Peter, a child whose life turns upside down after the death of his father and his mother's discovery of the huge debts they have to pay. He is forced to experience the huge gap between classes after moving from his old elite private school to a public one. Things get complicated for Hany after having to hide being a Christian surrendering to the assumptions of his classmates and teachers who didn't read his full name and mistook him for a Muslim.

By the end of the show, A Single Letter video was screened featuring Hany Adel and the two children who played the lead roles of the film Ahmed Dash and Moaaz. Written by Waleed Abdel Moneim, the song is composed and performed by Hany Adel.

Youssef interviews celebrities, public figures and musical talents in the show that has the highest rates of viewership in Egypt and the Arab World during transmission. It is known that acclaimed satirist Bassem Youssef only hosts, in his show that has the highest viewing rates among other TV shows in the Arab world, distinguished artists and filmmakers. The second episode of Elbernameg season 3 was broadcasted on MBC Masr and earned unprecedented interest and coverage from the Arab media.

Excuse My French revenues reached about 3 million Egyptian pounds in 17 days after its release in Egyptian theatres. It is expected that the film will continue heading the box office especially after extending the mid-year holiday to February 22nd, 2014, and the increasing of theaters to 38 screens. It is known that mid-year holiday is the second active season for theatres after summer holidays.

Written and directed by Amr Salama, Excuse My French is produced by Film Clinic and The Producers Films which runs by producer Hani Ossama. Starring Kinda Alloush, Hany Adel, and the talented child Ahmed Dash, the film is distributed in Egyptian theaters by Al Massah Art Production, whereas the United Artistic Group is handling its theatrical release across the world.

Excuse My French screens in the following Egyptian theatres: in Cairo | Americana Plaza in 6th October, Dream Land in 6th October, Cityscape Mall in 6th October, Nile City in Nile Corniche, City Stars in Nasr City, Golden Stars in Nasr City, Dar Al Eshara in Nasr City, Ramses Hilton in Downtown, Galaxy in El Manial, Odeon in Downtown, Cosmos in Downtown, El Tahrir in Dokki, Saray Mall in Hadayek El-qobba, El Amir in Shoubra, Family in Maadi, Normandy Outdoor in Masr El Gedida, El-Salam Concorde in Masr El Gedida, Bandar in Maadi, Renaissance in 6th October, Galaxy Cineplex Mall of Arabia in 6th October, El Haram in El Haram, Golf City in Obour City, Lava Meeting Point in The 5th District, Alexandria | San Stefano, City Center, Metro, Amir, Cineplex Green Plaza, Kiroseiz, Renaissance Smouha OG, Banha Cinema in Banha, El Masreya Plaza in Banha, El Gezira Cinema in Mansoura, Donia Cinema in Ismailia, El Osra Cinema in Zagazig, and Rivoli Cinema in Tanta, Scape Cinema in El Menia, and Kiroseiz Cinema in Sharm El Sheikh.

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