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Cairo, Egypt, January 2011, a few days before the revolution that would topple the president of 30 years. ADHAM is a low ranking policeman who suffers from an acute panic disorder brought about by the torture and repression of his fellow citizens that he witnesses on a daily basis and is sometimes coerced into doing himself. He has the added pressure of being a secret aid to his highest superior, a senior ranking policeman ADEL who is close to the ruling elite, and in charge of the repression of the longtime underdog of the station: The Muslim Brotherhood. Adham’s attacks reach a peak the few days before the Egyptian uprising as the oppression increases, and he finds himself torn between his livelihood and his morals. In a moment of fury he pulls a gun on his immediate superior, KAMAL, and is forced to quit the police and go into hiding in his home town three hours train ride from Cairo.