Desire (1980) - (Nour El-Sherif) Egyptian one-sheet
This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian promotional poster designed by Hassan Mazhar Gasour and Morteda Anise for the 120-minute Mohamed Khan color film Desire [al-raghbah], with screenplay and dialogue by Bachir El Dik and cinematography by Said Al-Shiemy; it is based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. Plot summary: Jaber [Nour El-Sherif] was a rich businessman who lived alone in his villa after leaving his wife, a long time after he had been injured in the 1967 war. Hala [Madiha Kamel] was now living in a villa with her husband Hussein [Hussein El-Sherbini]. Jaber learned her address and bought the villa next door to her so he could be close to her with his dreams and old memories. He invited her to visit him but she refused because she wanted him out of her life, which had become stable. A secret relationship developed between Hussein and the wife of Hosan, [Nabil al-Dessouki] who was living at the villa. Hosan watched his wife and confirmed her relationship with Hussein, then he killed her. Hussein had to run away with his wife Hala. Jaber heard about this and that Hussein and Hala had left the villa, so he killed himself with Hosan's rifle.
Cast and crew: Mohamed Khan, Madiha Kamel, Nour El-Sherif, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Imaqne, Hayatem, Hussein El-Sherbini, Essad Younes, Bachir El Dik, Said Al-Shiemy, Mahmoud Al Zohairy, Sabri Abdel Aziz, Nabil al-Dessouki