An excerpt from an interview with legendary Egyptian director Youssef Chahine in a German magazine, translated on copts-united.com:
SZ: Is it difficult to find actors?
Chahine: No. I find them in Parliament. When they meet there is great applause. If I need a crowd for an opera scene, I will wait until Parliament is off so that I can get these professional applauders.
SZ: What are you working on now?
Chahine: I am currently working on a film and trying to censor myself. It is a Faustus theme, a comedy, that takes place in hell.
SZ: What does hell look like?
Chahine: More or less like Egypt.