Monday, January 6, 2014

The Pursued المطارد (Nour El-Sherif) - (1985) Egyptian one-sheet

The Pursued (1985) - (Nour El-Sherif) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Moaty to promote the 1985 108-minute Samir Seif color film The Pursued [al-motarad] starring Nour El-Sherif based on a story by Naguib Mahfouz with screenplay and dialogue by Ahmed Saleh and Samir Seif and cinematography by Mohsen Ahmed. Plot summary: Samaha al-Nagy [Nour El-Sherif] set a time for his marriage to Mahlabia [Rowa Al-Kateb] but then discovered the neighborhood tough guy al-Qalali [Magdy Wahba] had decided to marry her. Samaha and Mahlabia tried to run away but the tough guy's helpers killed Mahlabia and got Samaha accused of it. Samaha hid in upper Egypt without returning to Cairo but he found that al-Qalali's men had come to his town. He disguised himself as a Sheikh, opened a drug store, married Mahasen [Soheir Ramzy] and told her the truth about himself. He had a quarrel with the neighborhood tough guy Dehrug, [Ebrahim Abdelrazek] won the fight with him and became the neighborhood tough guy himself. He sensed he was being followed by the police and went into hiding. Through Mahasen he asked his uncle Khedr [Salah Nazmi] and his brother Redwan [Mohammed Al Tagy] to contact his helpers the racketeers to form a force to challenge al-Qalali. Redwan was killed and Khedr was stricken with paralysis. Mahasen married Helmy [Abu Bakr Ezzat] after he told her Samaha had died. Samaha came back, killed Helmy and fled.

Cast and crew: Naguib Mahfouz, Samir Seif, Nour El-Sherif, Mohsen Ahmed, Ahmed Saleh, Soheir Ramzy, Magdy Wahba, Abu Bakr Ezzat, Taheya Cariocca, Salah Nazmi, Rowa Al-Kateb, Mohammed Al Tagy, Ebrahim Abdelrazek

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