Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Sonya and the Madman [سونيا والمجنون] - (Naglaa Fathy) - (1977)

Sonya and the Madman [sunya wal-magnun] (Naglaa Fathy) (1977) Egyptian film poster

This is an Egyptian poster designed by Hassan Mazhar Gasour for the 1977 Houssam El-Din Mustafa 122-minute color film Sonya and the Madman [sonya wal-magnun], with cinematography by Ibrahim Saleh, printed by Arabic Cinema Printers. The film is based on Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, but the central character is switched and in this Egyptian film adaptation becomes Dostoevsky's Sofya Semyonovna Marmeladov (Sonya) who in the novel falls in love with the criminal protagonist, Rodio Romanovitch Raskalnikov (Rodya); Raskalnikof (the madman) is played in this Egyptian film by Mahmoud Yassine.

Cast and crew: Nour El-Sherif, Imad Hamdi, Sa'eed Saleh, Abdel Waress Assar, Hayat Kandeel, Naglaa Fathy, Mahmoud Yassine, Houssam El-Din Mustafa, Naima Al Soghayar, Nazim Shaarawy, Ruhia Khalid, Ibrahim Saleh, Fyodor Dostoevsky

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