Monday, February 18, 2013

Delusions of Love اوهام الحب (Naglaa Fathy) - (1970) Egyptian one-sheet

Delusions of Love (1970) - (Naglaa Fathy) Egyptian one-sheet

Shown here is an Egyptian promotional poster designed by Walid Wahig and Gasour for the 1970 79-minute Mamduh Shukry color film Delusions of Love [awham al-hob] starring Naglaa Fathy as Nadia with story, screenplay and dialogue by Mamduh Shukry and cinematography by Abdelhalim Nasr. Plot summary: After saying goodbye to her brother at the Cairo Airport Nadia met the artist Samir, [Yusuf Chaban] who felt something the first time he saw her. They established a relationship before they were officially married and lived as man and wife at a beach in Alexandria. They married later, but Nadia felt there was some change in her relatonship with Samir which showed itself as his desire to read and a preoccupation with books; it also included bordeom and tension in their relationship. Nadia was injured in an automobile accident, which caused her to have a miscarriage and lose some blood. Samir took her to a doctor to get her a blood transfusion, but a test of his own blood showed he had leukemia. He hid the test results from his wife with whom he was having so many problems, but he did not get a divorce. She left their home and returned to the gang of friends she had been with before the marriage. One of them named Farouk [Fathy Abul Sattar] took her to his apartment and they slept together. She went to her husband to tell him about the incident and gave him a lot of trouble. He had a nervous breakdown and could not find any solution other than divorce. His life had become a hellish fantasy and he could no longer control himself. His world was a confusing maze of contradictions. He died, accepting death with no regrets.

Cast and crew: Naglaa Fathy, Asia, Mohsen Sarhan, Zouzou Madi, Mamduh Shukry, Youssef Fakhreddine, Yusuf Chaban, Safa Abu Al-Saud, Abdelhalim Nasr, Fathy Abdul Sattar

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