A video that was posted by Facebook user Muhammad Abd El Mawla yesterday went viral instantly. The video shows a crystal clear act of plagiarism done by the makers of the Egyptian film, El Haram El Rabe3.
The scene is taken word for word from a scene in Mr. Robot. It’s unsettling when both are viewed at the same time, which Muhammad made sure we do by editing both scenes so each line in the original scene is followed by its copycat in the Egyptian one.
“The only differences between both scenes is the fact that the “translated” Arabic version is far less eloquent than the English original.”
The only differences between both scenes is the fact that the “translated” Arabic version is far less eloquent than the English original. It’s intriguing that Peter Mimi, the writer and director of El Haram El Rabe3 decided to waste all of the work put into this production by plagiarizing a scene. In Egypt, many seem to get away with plagiarism by saying they were “inspired”, but inspiration is one thing, and stealing is another. When will we start understanding that plagiarism is a real crime and that you can’t take someone’s hard work and credit it to yourself like that?
Mr. Robot, created by Sam Ismail, and starring Rami Malek, has gained a lot of popularity since its creation, and with the second season coming up, fans from all over the world are re-watching the first season. So it comes as no surprise that Muhammad caught this.
Watch the full video here