A disenchanted Egyptian populace takes to the streets. Those arrested are bunged into the back of a police van. There, they begin to discuss their politics, frustration and hopes. Fissures soon appear and the atmosphere grows increasingly tense.
Mohamed Diab's economic use of space makes for a powerful and claustrophobic thriller.
★★★★ "A minor masterpiece of claustrophobia and expertly managed tension" - Jimi Famurewa, Empire
★★★★ "The film’s sheer bravura is breathtaking" - Trevor Johnston, Time Out
★★★★ "Stunning thriller" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian