Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Farewell to Torment وداعا للعذاب Naglaa Fathy 1981 Egyptian one-sheet

Farewell to Torment (1978) - (Naglaa Fathy) Egyptian one-sheet

Pictured is a promotional poster for the 1978 Ahmed Yehia 110-minute color film Farewell to Torment [weda'an lil-'azab] based on the 1926 King Vidor film La Boheme starring Naglaa Fathy with screenplay and dialogue by Aly Al-Zarkany and cinematography by Wahid Farid. Plot summary: In a poor neighborhood the orphan girl Layla [Naglaa Fathy] took up residence in a room in the home of Zenouba [Zixi Mustafa]. Two other residents of the same house, Adel and Nour [Hussein Fahmy], tried to get close to Layla. Layla worked in the service of the crazy rich lady Fahima and won her friendship and confidence, even though the woman mistreated her and enjoyed it. The neighborhood leader Haj Hassan objected to Layla's presence in the house but Salah [Mahmoud Abdel Aziz] accepted her and brought her back to the house, even though she was suffering from a critical illness that required a surgical operation. Nour, Salah, Adel and Zenouba raised the money for the operation, which was a success.

Cast and crew: Naglaa Fathy, Ahmed Yehia, Aqila Ratib, Salah Nazmi, Hassan Hussein, Zizi Mustafa, Hussein Fahmy, Mahmoud Abdel Aziz, Aly Al-Zarkany, Wahid Farid, Samir Hosny, Ibrahim Qadry, Safinaz Al-Guindy, Abdel Moneim Al-Nemr, Aly Ezzedin, Samir Reda, Ibrahim Al-Sayed, Wafa Abdel Halim, Mona Abdulla, King Vidor

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