The Berry and the Cane (1985) - (Ezzat El Alaili) Egyptian one-sheet
This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Azem for the 1985 Niazi Mostafa color film The Berry and the Cane based on a story by Naguib Mahfouz (the sequel to his Racketeers), screenplay by Essam Gomblati and starring Ezzat El Alaili as Ashour. Plot summary: After the death of Al-Nagy the old neighborhood boss, the oppression and humiliation of his family by Hasouna [Hamdy Gheith] the new neighborhood boss increased. The mother Halima [Amina Rizk] and her sons Ashour, Fayez [Samir Sabri] and Zia [Mahmoud El Guindi] were subjected to this oppression. Fayez ran away after stealing a vehicle and selling it. Fayez met Laila the owner of a night club and took charge of the management of her work. After a time he returned to the neighborhood a wealthy man and restored dignity to the family. He bought them a home and they moved into it. He opened an office in the Al-Nagy name and increased his wealth. Then the dancer took revenge against him. He lost all his wealth and committed suicide before they could arrest him. Ashour the oldest son married Aziza Redwan, [Taysir Fahmy] the woman he loved. Hasouna capitalized on the collapse of Fayez's financial power to torment the family again. He forced Ashour to divorce his wife so he could marry her. On the wedding night Ashour crept in with a gang of thugs behind him to seize Hasouna and drive him away. He became the new neighborhood boss and got his woman back.
Cast and crew: Naguib Mahfouz, Mahmoud El Guindi, Amal Ramzy, Salah Nazmi, Mona Al-Said, Niazi Mostafa, Ezzat El Alaili, Samir Sabry, Ibrahim Saleh, Mahmoud Nasr, Amina Rizk, Hamdy Gheith, Mona Said, Taysar Fahmy, Amal Ramzy, Adel Badreddine, Fakry Sadeq, Ali Al Ghandour, Samira Sedki, Amal Diab, Hafez Amin, Mohieddine Abdel Mohsen, Ahmed Aql, Mohamed Moursy, Nariman, Mehget Abdel Rahman, Kamal Al-Desouky, Hosn El-Dib, Magdi Said, Ahmed Abu Abih, Mohamed Khalil, Mostafa Akasha, Fawzy Al Sharkawi, Atef Barakat, Mahmoud Abu Zeid, Sayed Hatam, Motawe Oweysi, Abdel Moniem Al-Nemr, Sami Ali, Essam al-Gomblati