Friday, January 17, 2014

Saad the Orphan [سعد اليتيم] - (Ahmed Zaki)

Saad the Orphan [saad al-yatim] (Ahmed Zaki) (1985) Egyptian film poster

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Morteda Anis to promote the 1985 Ashraf Fahmy film Saad the Orphan [saad al-yatim] starring Ahmed Zaki based on a story by Yousry Al-Gendy with screenplay and dialogue by Abdel Hai Adib and cinematography by Mohsen Nasr. Plot summary: Saad the Orphan [Ahmed Zaki] was in love with Sabah [Naglaa Fathy], the daughter of a gang leader named Badran [Mahmoud Moursy]. Another gang leader named al-Halbawy [Farid Shawqi] also wanted to marry Sabah. This created a conflict for Sabah's father Badran and a rivaly between al-Halbawy and Saad the Orphan, although arrangements had been made for Saad the Orphan to marry Sabah, since this was what Sabah wanted and her father Badran had agreed to it. There was a fight on the wedding night between al-Halbawy and Saad the Orphan where Saad the Orphan prevailed. Then there was another fight the same night where Badran was killed after Saad the Orphan learned that Badran, his father-in-law, had been the killer of his father and mother.

Cast and crew: Farid Shawqi, Naglaa Fathy, Ahmed Zaki, Mahmoud Moursy, Tewfik El Dekn, Shouweikar, Karima Mokhtar, Ashraf Fahmy, Ahmed Bedir, Mohamed Wafik, Ahmed Ghanem, Zizi Mustafa, Mohsen Nasr, Ibrahim Abdel Razaq, Yousry Al-Gendy, Abdel Hai Adib

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