Monday, February 24, 2014

Streets of Fire [شوارع من نار] (Nour El-Sherif) - (R1994)

Streets of Fire [shaware men nar] (Nour El-Sherif) (R1994) Egyptian film poster

This film is based on Billy Wilder's Irma La Douce with a story that begins in 1942 beside the Suez Canal in the city of Ismailia Egypt. The poster measures 25.5" x 37" and was designed for a 1994 rerelease of Samir Seif's 1984 108-minute color film Streets of Fire starring Nour El-Sherif based on screenplay and dialogue by Ibrahim al-Mawgi and Ahmed Saleh with cinematography by Essam Farid. Plot summary: A policeman named Imam [Nour El-Sherif] was transferred from Ismailia to Cairo to work in a red light district. He fell in love with a whore named Nousa [Madiha Kamel] who worked with a local thug named Galal [Sayed Zayan], but Imam did not know Nousa was a whore. In an incident defending Nousa, Imam beat up a British soldier and then lost his job. He returned to the neighborhood looking for work, became a pimp and got into a fight with Galal. Imam won the fight, became the district's dominant tough guy and married Nousa. Later when prostitution was outlawed, Imam took to nightclub life and then joined revolutionaries fighting the British. A year earlier the 1983 Nader Galal film Five Doors Bar [khamsa bab] had also been based on Irma La Douce, set at about the same time in Cairo's Ezbekia district.

Cast and crew: Nour El-Sherif, Madiha Kamel, Laila Eloui, Sayed Zayan, Mohamed Reda, Samir Seif, Naima Al Soghayar, Negah El-Mogui, Atef Barakat, Zakaria Mouafi, Billy Wilder, Essam Farid, Karima El-Sherif, Hanem Mohamed, Sharifa Zaitoun, Amima Selim, Mohammad Shawky, Zakaria Mouafi, Ahmed Abu Abia, Kassim Al Daly, Fouad Khalil, Reda Al Sayed, Souraya Ezzeddine, Fouad Abdel Aziz, Youssef Fawzi, Wasila Hussein, Hosni Abdel Galil, Hayatem, Youssef Assal, Ahmed Abdel Hadi, Ahmed Farid

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