Ayyoub (1983) - (Omar Sharif) Egyptian one-sheet
This film was directed by Hany Lasheen, screenplay and dialogue by Mohsen Sayed and cinematography by Abdel Moneim Bahnassy; it is based on a story by Naguib Mahfouz. The poster was designed by Sami. Plot Summary: Abdelhamid Al-Sokkari was a successful businessman. He returned from abroad after signing contracts for a huge project, but because of his many responsibilities and his increased anxiety he was stricken with paralysis. He returned in a wheelchair after his treatement failed. His son took over the company operations and his wife used his ideas with friends and at gatherings. His daughter Nabila was a medical student in love with Engineer Hamed. Her father had agreed to her engagement to him despite their social differences. Abdelhamid met Dr. Galal, a friend from his youth when they had been heroes of the national movement. This filled his life, made it meaningful and got him out of his state of depression. He welcomed life with a new personality. He decided to write his memoirs including the truth and the names of those who participated with him in suspicous operations until he acquired what wealth he had. The memoirs would open the sun and moon for him and deliver the news to his partners. He asked his friends to help him publish the book. His partners tried without success to prevent him publishing the book; then they shot him while he was on his way to the publisher.
Cast and crew: Hany Lasheen, Naguib Mahfouz, Athar El-Hakim, Fouad El-Mohandes, Omar Sharif, Madiha Yousri, Abdel Moneim Bahnassy, Mahmoud El-Meliguy, Mustafa Fahmy, Sameh El-Sereety, Osama Abas, Leila Fahmi, Hafez Amin, Mohsen Zayed, Mohamed Abu Daoud, Maraya Khouri, Marwan Labib, Soheir Sabri, Karwal Abriku, Samia Sassi, Reshwan Mostafa, Sadeq Amin, Abu Fatouh Emara, Hassan Al-Anwar