Friday, October 4, 2013

Woman Marked for Destruction امراة آيلة للسقوط (Youssra) - (1991) Egyptian one-sheet

Woman Marked for Destruction (1991) - (Youssra) Egyptian one-sheet

Pictured is a promotional poster designed by Morteda Anise for the 1991 120-minute color film Woman Marked for Destruction [emraa ayla lel soqut] written and directed by Medhat El-Sebaiy and starring Youssra as Ahlam based on a story taken from court cases, with cinematography by Tarek El-Telmisany. Plot summary: Poverty drove Ahlam to the commission of illegal acts for which she was never arrested such as swindling, theft and prostitution; she formed a professional gang with two clever thieves named Mohsen [Mohamed Kamel] and Sharif [Ramzi Gheith]. Ahlam fell in love with Shukry, [Mahmoud Hemida] a novice journalist and they dreamed together about wealth and freedom. Then she dumped him for a wealthy man who refused to marry her after seducing her. She was passed from one man to another and became a whore. She was imprisoned on false testimony; after her release she married a waiter named Hamdy [Abdel Aziz Makhyoun] at a nightclub where she worked, but then she discovered he was addicted to heroin. The owner of the house raped her in front of her husband, but he made no move to save her. The thieves Mohsen and Sharif broke into a wealthy woman's villa, stole her jewels and killed her and her son. Her little girl Abir [Amira Ibrahim] saw them and ran away. The thieves hid the stolen jewels in Ahlam's apartment but the police arrested the three of them. Ahlam was sentenced to death because the evidence of the crime was found in her apartment. Ahlam's former fiancee Shukry came to her defense and went looking for Abir, the only witness who could save Ahlam from the noose.

Cast and crew: Medhat El-Sebaiy, Farid Shawqi, Youssra, Hoda Soltan, Mohsen Sarhan, Abdel Aziz Makhyoun, Mahmoud Hemida, Salah Kabil, Ragaa Hussein, Seif Abdel Rahman, Seif El Dine, Mohamed Kamel, Mohamed Wafik, Tarek El-Telmisany, Mohammad Rafiq, Mohsen Sarhan, Mahmood Massood, Zeinab Wahbi, Shadia Abdel Hamid, Sayed Sadek, Mufid Ashour, Ibrahim Mabruk, Anwar Abdel Aziz, Mervat Hafez, Amira Ibrahim, Mostafa Ibrahim

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