Some perspective

I just learned today from Dutch-Palestinian film maker Hany Abu-Assad ('Paradise Now') that this film was one of the most popular in the Arab world, and that lead character Abdel Halil Hafez was considered the Arabian Elvis. Thought I'd share this knowledge with you, as it puts some perspective on this movie that you otherwise might not be aware of.

'All music is folk music. I ain't never heard no horse sing no song' - Louis Armstrong