Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Forbidden Love [الحب المحرم - (Madiha Yousri) - (1971) Egyptian one-sheet poster

Forbidden Love الحب المحرم (1971) - (Madiha Yousri) Egyptian one-sheet

This Egyptian poster designed by Gasour based on the cover art by American artist Robert A. Maguire (1921-2005) for the 1955 Lionel White Signet paperback The Killing was used to promote the 1971 Hassan Al Imam 102-minute black-and-white film Forbidden Love [الحب المحرم al-hob al-moharram], adapted by Zeinab Hassan Al Imam from the Pierre Benoit novella Alberta with screenplay and dialogue by Faisal Nada, cinematography by Ibrahim Saleh and starring Madiha Yousri as Nahed. Plot summary: For more than 20 years the widow Elham educated her daughter and attended to the affairs of the home she inherited from her husband so her daughter Nahed could graduate. Nahed worked in Alexandria while her mother tried to comfort her and made arrangements for her to stay with somone close to her, the mother [Zuzu Shakeeb] of Kamal [Samir Sabri], who lived with her children Kamal and Zizi. At work Nahed made the acquaintance of her colleague Adham [Shukry Sarhan], one of Kamal's friends. Adham and Nahed had a mutual attraction that quickly turned to love. Nahed told her mother about it. However Adham became ill and remained at home with the mother and her daughter looking after him until he regained his health. Nahed went back to work while Adham remained with his mother. During that time the two hearts remained united, but while waiting for the marriage Nahed became distracted with her dreams and nightmares while driving, had a collision and was killed. Adham tried to comfort Elham but she was disconsolate. In the village Elham was surprised to hear the people whispering that Adham had killed Nadia to get her money. Elham reported Adham and he was was arrested on the night of his marriage to Kamal's sister Zizi. He confessed to his crimes.

Cast and crew: Hassan Al Imam, Madiha Yousri, Shukry Sarhan, Mervat Amin, Samir Sabri, Soheir Fakhry, Zuzu Shakeeb, Ibrahim Saleh, Faisal Nada, Zeinab Hassan Al Imam, Pierre Benoit, Hussein Ismail, Ahmed Al-Adl, Nawal al-Saghira, Omar Khairat

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