Saturday, January 11, 2014

Wisdom and Money [العقل والمال] (1965) - (Ismail Yasseen)

Wisdom and Money (1965) - (Ismail Yasseen) Egyptian one-sheet poster

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Marcel to promote the 1965 Abbas Kamel 109-minute color and black-and-white film Wisdom and Money [al-aql wal-mal] starring Ismail Yasseen based on a story by Ezzedin Aref with screenplay and dialogue by Abbas Kamel and cinematography by Mahmoud Nasr. Plot summary: Fakhreddine [Ismail Yasseen] believed love was the foundation for everything and he bet his friend [Tewfik El Dekn] he could live happily with his beloved Shamsolasil, but his friend told him money was the basis for everything because with money one could buy other people and the needs of the people. When Fakhreddine saw his beloved he told her he was going to marry her and told her about the bet he had made with his friend about whether wisdom was better than money. Shams gave him a novel and asked him to read it. The story was about a man who wasted his money because he was unwise. After reading the novel Fakhreddine concluded that wisdom is attractive in life but one must also hang on to one's money.

Cast and crew: Ismail Yasseen, Mahmoud Nasr, Abbas Kamel, Hassan Fayek, Tewfik El Dekn, Madiha Kamel, Abdel Alim Khattab, Abdel Ghani Kamar, Ibrahim Khan, Tarub, Mohammad Shawky, Kamel Anwar, Zaki Ibrahim, Anwar Mohamed, Hussein Ismail, Aly Kamel, Zeinab Alawy, Qatquta, Kitty, Kawsar al-Asal, Abdel Nabi Mohamed, Khaled Agabani, Soheir Magdi

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