Saturday, February 2, 2013

Days without Love ايام بلا حب (Nadia Lutfi) - (1962) Egyptian one-sheet

Days without Love (1962) - (Nadia Lutfi) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a promotional poster designed by Abdel Aziz for the 1962 Houssam El-Din Mustafa 100-minute black-and-white film Days without Love [ayyam bila hob] starring Nadia Lutfi with story, screenplay and dialogue by Fayek Ismail and cinematography by Klelio. Plot summary: Two friends from Port Said met at a university. The girl was Nadia [Nadia Lutfi] who had a bachelor's degree in literature and was the daughter of the wealthy Mr. Shaker [Abdel Khalek Saleh]. The boy Hosny Abdel Dayem [Kamal Al-Shennawi] had a bachelor's degree in engineering and was the son of a poor fisherman. The two of them returned to Port Said, where struggles awaited them. The father controlled the livelihoods of the fishermen and wanted to marry Nadia to his nephew Rafat [Youssef Chaban]. Hosny's father [Abdel Aziz Khorshed] suffered under the oppression imposed upon him with the help of commandos by the father of Nadia Abdel Dayem. Hosny refused to work at his job in Cairo and decided to remain in Port Said to confront Abdul Dayem. Nadia offered him a job on her father's boat but Hosny refused. Meanwhile both the love and the confrontation continued as the workers united against Abdel Dayem. Nadia decided to run away with her beloved but the commandos caught her and she agreed to marry Rafat in exchange for them leaving Hosny alone. A factory was built to preserve fish where Hosny worked. Nadia broke her engagement with Rafat and joined Hosny, who was on his way back to Cairo after the workers had succeeded in stopping capitalist oppression.

Cast and crew: Kamal Al-Shennawi, Nadia Lutfi, Houssam El-Din Mustafa, Klelio, Fayek Ismail, Mahmoud El-Sabbaa, Youssef Chaban, Nahed Sabri, Abdel Khalek Saleh, Lotfi Abdel Hamid, Mary Ezzedin, Saham Fathy, Mohamed Taha, Ali Kamel, Abdel Salam Mohamed, Qadriah Kamel

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