Monday, January 21, 2013

The Barrier الحاجز - (Nadia Lutfi) - (1970) Egyptian one-sheet

The Barrier (1970) - (Nadia Lutfi) Egyptian one-sheet

This is 27" x 39" Egyptian poster by an unknown designer for the 1970 Mouhamed Rady film The Barrier AKA al-hagez based on story, screenplay and dialogue by Bahig Ismail and starring Nadia Lutfi as Nadia. Plot summary: Ezzat [Nour El-Sherif] did not want to go to medical school because he had a great aversion to dissection and could not even hurt a frog, but his older brother Salah [Yehia Chahine] forced him to enroll. Ezzat and Nadia met and fell in love but Ezzat did not know Nadia had married his brother Salah before meeting him. He was deeply hurt when he learned this. He took to drinking with her image constantly before him. He went home drunk on one of those difficult nights and Nadia followed him. She caught up with him and tried to console him. He left her and ran far away to hide in a basement. Nadia caught up with him again and tried to understand what had brought him to this state. He tried to kiss her but she resisted. He took a scalpel out of his pocket and killed her with it.

Cast and crew: Mouhamed Rady, Bahig Ismail, Nadia Lutfi, Yehia Chahine, El Sayed Radi, Hesham Wadid Serri, Wadid Serri, Nour El-Sherif, Nour Ismail, Nabaweya Said, Mokhtar Al Sayed, Anwar Ismail



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