Thursday, January 2, 2014

People at the Top [اهل القمة] (198] - (Soad Hosny)

People at the Top (1981) - (Soad Hosny) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Hassan Mazhar Gasour to promote the 1981 118-minute Aly Badrakhan color film People at the Top [ahl al-qimma] starring Soad Hosny based on a story by Naguib Mahfouz with screenplay by Aly Badrakhan and Mostafa Moharram and cinematograpy by Mohsen Nasr. Plot summary: Mohammad Fawzi [Ezzat El Alaily] was an officer investigating the hiring of the thief Zaatar al-Nouri [Nour El-Sherif] by Zaghloul [Omar El Hariri], the owner of an import export company. Zaghloul used Zaatar's resources and gave him suspicious assignments that involved the smuggling of Customs goods. Zaatar fell in love with the employee Saham [Soad Hosny], the daughter of Mohammad's sister. When Mohammad discovered the relationship between his niece and Zaatar, he told her he hoped she would drop him. When Zaatar's power increased he tried to compete with and challenge Zaghloul. He also tried to learn the truth about Zaghloul's relationship with Mohammad but Mohammad refused to tell him. Zaatar set out to deceive Zaghloul and to confiscate for himself a big shipment of smuggled import goods. Saham married Zaatar despite Mohammad's objections. Zaghloul's attorney was caught smuggling; he told Mohammad the truth about Zaghloul, but the results of the investigation were not revealed in a television interview and Mohammad was transferred to Assyout.

Cast and crew: Ezzat El Alaili, Soad Hosny, Nour El-Sherif, Naguib Mahfouz, Aly Badrakhan, Omar El-Hariri, Aida Riad, Nadia Ezzat, Hassan Hussein, Sabri Abdel Monem, Mahmoud Al Qalaawi, Mohsen Nasr, Mostafa Moharram, Nadia Rafiq, Nabil Noureddine, Salah Reshwan, Ibrahim Qadri, Helmy Abdel Wahab

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