Thursday, October 3, 2013

Love's Lamentations مبكى العشاق (Soad Hosny) - (1966) Egyptian one-sheet

Love's Lamentations (1966) - (Soad Hosny) Egyptian one-sheet

This is an Egyptian promotional poster by an unknown designer for the 1966 Hassan El-Seify film Love's Lamentations [mabka al-'oshaq] based on a story by Youssef El Sebai with dialogue and screenplay by Mohamed Osman and cinematography by Kamal Korayem. Plot summary: Engineer Shab (Rushdy Abaza) was living happily when his wife died in an automobile accident, leaving him with a small daughter. Because he was a petroleum engineer, he had to be away from home. He fell in love with a maid (Soad Hosny) who was coming to the home. He saw her beauty once when he came upon her washing her clothing in the bathroom. He took her with him to his home in Switzerland where he worked. One night he raped her. Then when she became pregnant he demanded that she get an abortion, but a physician told him this would endanger her life. This was a crisis for the engineer, and the maid would not stop crying. The little girl saw how sad the maid was and realized her father was the cause of the problem. She tried to kill herself; this prompted the father to correct his mistake and marry the maid.

Cast and crew: Soad Hosny, Rushdy Abaza, Youssef Chaban, Zahrat El-Ola, Hassan El-Seify, Youssef Chaban, Soheir El-Barouni, Youssef El Sebai, Mohamed Osman, Kamal Korayem, Kamal Karim, Shouweikar, Faiza Fouad, Baligh Habashi

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