Thursday, December 20, 2012

Apple of Their Eye (1966)

Apple of Their Eye (1966) - (Hind Rostom) Egyptian film poster

Directed by Fatin Abdel Wahab, cinematography Abdel Aziz Fahmy, screenplay and dialogue by Ismail Al-Qadi and Fathi Zeki. Plot summary: Galila was a young girl who lived with her mother's husband. He was always making her steal from the customers at a tavern he managed, where her sister was a dancer. Galila decided to stop stealing. One night she fled the tavern and went to a distant village. She turned up at the home of Youssef Bey who had taken her in to work in his home. Galila's presence soon caused many problems for she was a beautiful girl who attracted the attention of both the father Youssef and the son Hassan, who worked as a veterinarian, as well as Shaaban the school superintendent who tried to rape her. They all wanted to get close to Galila. Shaaban discoverd the truth about Galila and she found herself surrounded by harsh language. The father and the son fell in love with her. Galila decided to leave the farm. Hassan was hurt. Galila returned to her mother's husband leaving an open question at the end of the film: would she marry Hassan or not?

Cast and crew: Hind Rostom, Yehia Chahine, Fatin Abdel Wahab, Hassan Youssef, Salah Mansour, Naima Wasfy, Nahed Sabri, Abdel Aziz Fahmy, Malek El Gamal, Ismail Al-Qadi, Fathi Zeki, Hassan Hussein, Fahmy Aman, Abdel Ghani Kamar, Ibrahim Al-Shami

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