Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Adieu Bonaparte الوداع يا بونابرت (dir: Youssef Chahine) - (1985) Egyptian one-sheet

Adieu Bonaparte (1985) - (dir: Youssef Chahine) Egyptian one-sheet

This is an Egyptian poster for the classic 1985 Youssef Chahine film Adieu Bonaparte, featuring Patrice Chereau as Napoleon Bonaparte. From the Faber Companion to Foreign Films: "The film relates the experiences of an Egyptian family during the occupation of Alexandria by Napoleon and his army, and the uneasy friendship between a young Egyptian poet and one of Bonaparte's advisers. The exigencies of a big budget co-production might have accounted for a diminution in the great Chahine's poetry and power, but there are some spectacular scenes and excellent performances, notably from [Patrice] Chereau as a fanatical Bonaparte."

Cast and crew: Youssef Chahine, Michel Piccoli, Mohsen Mohieddin, Patrice Chereau, Mohsena Tewfik, Taheya Cariocca, Hoda Soltan, Gamil Ratib, Salah Zulfikar, Tewfik El Dekn, Seif El Dine, Mohamed Atef, Farid Mahmoud, Hassan Husseiny, Hassan El Adl, Mohamad Dardiri, Claude Cernay, Christian Patey, Mohsen Nasr, Abla Kamel

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