Unique: Action film directed by Pierre Morel al kameen ,anbushu) recorded the biggest opening weekend ever for any Emirati or Arabic language film in the United Arab Emirates.
The film, which is a co-production between AGC International and Image Nation Abu Dhabi, garnered 170,000 cinema admissions between November 25 and November 29, making it the fifth-highest opening of the year in the United Arab Emirates, behind only fast 9, Venom 2, no time to die And Godzilla vs Kong. Since then it has made 22,000 more admissions.
Vox Distribution is releasing the film, which features an all-Emirati main cast and was shot in the United Arab Emirates.
One of the largest Arabic language features ever shot in the GCC, the film had its world premiere at Vox Cinemas Yas Mall, attended by director Morel.Got it), producer Derek Douchey (Roman J Israel, Esq.) and Jennifer Roth (black swan), and the cast, along with the original Emirati soldiers on whose story the film is based.
Inspired by an incident that happened during the conflict with Yemen, the patriotic film is about the rescue operation of a small group of Emirati soldiers stranded in a mountainous valley.
Pic is currently releasing across 185 screens in the Emirates. You can watch the first teaser trailer of the film Here,
The cast included Marwan Abdullah Saleh, Khalifa Al Jassim, Mohamed Ahmed, Abdullah Saeed bin Haider, Saeed Alharsh, Hassan Yusuf Albalushi, Khalifa Albahari, Ghaneem Nasser, Mansoor Alfili, Hussein Saeed Salem, Abdullah Alrashidi, Talal Al Bloshi, Ibrahim, Omar bin Haider Are included. Mushrakh, Abdullah Al Maqbali, Salem Altamimi, Mohamed Faisal Mustafa, Maitha Mohamed, Yacoub Thabit, Salim Musaba Khamis Alnaimi, Saud Al Kaabi and Mahira Abdelaziz.
The picture was written by Brandon Birtel (furious 7) and Kurtis Birtel (medal of Honor) Image Nation Abu Dhabi’s production included a team of Emirati filmmakers and development executives including Hana Kazim, Talal Al Asmani, Alwiya Thani and Aaliya Alkemzi.
Ignace Lahoud, Chief Executive Officer, Majeed Al Futaim Leisure, Entertainment & Cinema, said: “Vox Distribution is extremely proud of its record-breaking success. al kameen is enjoying in the UAE, which reiterates the growing popularity of home productions and also shows that audiences crave the immersive and unmatched entertainment experience that cinema offers. We are committed to championing local talent and providing the platform needed to ensure that premium Arabic content is accessible to audiences. We look forward to more successful collaborations with our partners Image Nation Abu Dhabi.”
Director Morel commented: “The response we have received from audiences in the UAE has been overwhelming and I am extremely proud to be part of this wonderful project. I hope that audiences continue to love this inspiring tale of brotherhood.”
Hana Kazim, manager of local film and television at Image Nation Abu Dhabi and executive in charge of production al kameen, added: “With an incredibly compelling story, the success that al kameen Seen in just a few days for the incredibly talented crew based in Abu Dhabi. This achievement is further proof that world-class ingredients are being produced in the emirate. The success of the film is a historic moment for Emirati cinema and we hope it will provide more opportunities for our well-proven local talent.