Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Apartment Owner Suicide (1986) - (Nabila Ebeid)

Apartment Owner Suicide [entehar saheb al-sha'ah] (1986) - (Nabila Ebeid) Egyptian film poster

Pictured here is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Khad to promote the 1986 115-minute Ahmed Yehia color film Apartment Owner Suicide [entehar saheb al-sha'ah] Starring Nabila Ebeid based on a story by Ihsan Abd al-Qudus with screenplay and dialogue by Mostafa Moharram and cinematography by Abdel Moneim Bahnassy. Plot summary: Farida lived with her husband Hamdi in Hamdi's family apartment; they both worked at the same company. His mother was always trying to turn him against her, and she finally separated from him. The company director Abdel Aziz liked her. After she became fed up with her mother-in-law's behavior she went to live with her coworker Mervat. Hamdi divorced her and then Farida married Abdel Aziz. He had a luxury apartment but he was also a drunk who liked to play with the maids while his wife was was sleeping. She found about it and left him, then went back to him. She exploited his weakness until she became the owner of the apartment and caused his death when he fell off the balcony while flirting with her; upon investigation this was found to be a suicide. She went back to her first husband Hamdi and gave him the apartment becuase she was afraid of Abdel Aziz's heirs. Then Hamdi's family took over the apartment. At first they merely lived there with her but they ended up driving her out.

Cast and crew: Nabila Ebeid, Kamal Al-Shennawi, Hatem Zulfikar, Taheya Cariocca, Ihsan Abd al-Qudus, Ahmed Yehia, Abdel Moneim Bahnassy, Mimi Gamal, Amal Ibrahim, Wael Nour, Liza, Samia Mohsen, Hosny Abdel Galil, Hayam Abdel Latif

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