Al-Khaleya , or The Cell , starring Ahmed Ezz, set a cinematic record in Egypt by generating LE 53.9 million in 14 weeks since its release.
The previous record, set by Horoub Edterary ( A Forced Escape ), starring Ahmed al-Sakka, was established last year, with revenues surpassing LE 53.7 million in 11 weeks, according to Mohamed al-Dafrawy, the movie distribution director.
The plot of Al-Khaleya resolves around a special operations officer named Saif, who confronts a terrorist named Marwan.
During the operation, Saif s colleague named Amr is martyred and Saif is injured by a bomb explosion.
Saif cooperates with a police officer, called Saber, to avenge the death of Amr.
Marawan s wife then appears and takes an unexpected role in the events.
Al-Khaleya is directed by Tarek al-Erian who also directed a previous movie for Ezz called Welad Rezk ( Rezk s Sons ).
Ezz and Erian are preparing for a sequel to Welad Rezk soon.