Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Bullet is Still in My Pocket الرصاصة لاتزال في جيبي (Mahmoud Yassine) - (1974) Egyptian one-sheet

The Bullet Is Still in My Pocket (1974) - (Mahmoud Yassine) Egyptian one-sheet

This is an Egyptian 27" x 39" one-sheet poster designed by Wahib Fahmy and Mohammad Abdel Aziz for the 1974 Houssam El-Din Mustafa film The Bullet Is Still in My Pocket based on story, screenplay and dialogue by Ihsan Abd al-Qudus and starring Mahmoud Yassine as Mohammad. In his 1998 Al-Ahram article "Victory at the Box Office" Hani Mustafa lists it as one of several dealing with the 1973 war that depict Egyptian society in crisis. This one follows the soldier Mohammad (Mahmoud Yassine) as he returns to his village in defeat after the 1967 war, where he is met with contempt and derision. His cousin Fatima, (Nagwa Ibrahim) the girl he loves, has been raped by high official Abbas (Youssef Chaban); Mohammad decides to avenge her by killing Abbas, but fortunately he finds an outlet for his frustration when the 1973 war breaks out. The film has glorified reenactments of various facets of the Egyptian Suez crossing but it completely omits the Israeli counterattack on the other side of the canal. This time when Mohammad returns to his village he is welcomed as a hero by his fellow citizens and Abbas is exposed as a rapist. Mohammad marries Fatima with the bullet still in his pocket.

Cast and crew: Ihsan Abd al-Qudus, Mahmoud Yassine, Nagwa Ibrahim, Hussein Fahmy, Sa'eed Saleh, Youssef Chaban, Houssam El-Din Mustafa

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