Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Drowned Woman الغرقانة - (Nabila Ebeid) - (1993)

The Drowned Woman [al-gharqana] Egyptian film poster

This is a 26.75" x 38.75" Egyptian poster designed by Morteda to promote the 92-minute Mohamed Khan color film The Drowned Woman [al-gharqana] starring Nabila Ebeid as Warda based on screenplay and dialogue by Mostafa Moharram and a story by Hassan Shah, with cinematography by Mohsen Nasr. Plot summary: In a village on the southern coast of the Sinai the pretty Bedouin woman Wafa was in heartbreak and pain because she had become a widow to three husbands. People were accusing her of being bad luck for men! Warda went to see the village sorcerer, a swindler and a quack, to ask him how to break the spell. He persuaded her to marry him and told her this would purge the curse. She agreed to the marriage and gave birth to a deformed midget, whom the father named Mabruk. The father attributed miracles to him and accumulated much wealth by using simple devices to promote superstition and quackery. Warda started supprting herself as a dancer in a tourist village. Then Mabruk drowned while playing in the sea in his parents' absence; the local women told the sorcerer his wife had caused it, so he drowned her too. The sorcerer then went back to swindling the villagers with the help of a local assistant, who claimed Mabruk's soul had dissolved into the body of his father!

Cast and crew: Mohamed Khan, Mostafa Moharram, Nabila Ebeid, Mahmoud Hemida, Ahmad Tawfiq, Hassan Shah, Mostafa Moharram, Mohsen Nasr, Nahla Salama, Hamdi Al Wazir, Abir Al-Saghir, Ayman Ahmad, Ali Hassanein, Mohamed Sabri, Ahlam Khaled, Nahla Salama

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