Saturday, February 9, 2013

Fish Market شادر السمك (Ahmed Zaki) - (1985) Egyptian one-sheet

Fish Market (1986) - (Ahmed Zaki) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian promotional poster designed by Hassan Mazhar Gasour for the 1986 Ali Abdel-Khalek 120-minute color film Fish Market starring Nabila Ebeid as Jamalat and Ahmed Zaki as Ahmad based on a story by Nabil Nassar with screenplay and dialogue by Abdel Gawad Youssef and cinematography by Mamoun Ata. Plot summary: Jamalat was a widow dealing with big operators in the Alexandria fish market like Atris, Safwan and Selim. After her husband died she became a fishmonger there. The market big shots challenged her and forcibly prevented her from working, citing a law that prevents sales outside the market. Ahmad, [Ahmed Zaki] a simple worker from upper Egypt, stood by Jamalat, married her and started marketing her goods himself. Ahmad succeeded in his struggle and became a respected merchant at the market after buying his own stall. Then he denied his principles and his wife, practiced monopoly methods and moved to an upscale neighborhood. He divorced Jamalat and married Susie, [Khaloud] a woman from a wealthy family. The market leaders formed an alliance against Ahmad and assassinated him. After his death life in the market went on as usual.

Cast and crew: Ali Abdel-Khalek, Ahmed Zaki, Nebila Ebeid, Mohamed Reda, Sabby Abdelmonim, Aly El Cherif, Shawqy Shamekh, Nabil Nassar, Mohamed Hamdi, Abdel Gawad Youssef, Nabil Nassar, Abdel Mohsen Saleem, Mohamed Hamdy, Mutawe Owais, Mamoun Ata, Khaloud

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