Friday, April 4, 2014

Time of Love [عصر الحب] (Mahmoud Yassine) - (1986)

Time of Love [asr al-hob] (Mahmoud Yassine) - (1986) Egyptian film poster

Pictured is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Aly Al-Sayed and Moaty to promote the 118-minute Hassan Al Imam color film Time of Love [asr al-hob] starring Mahmoud Yassine based on a story by Naguib Mahfouz with screenplay and dialogue by Essam al-Gomblati and cinematography by Ramses Marzouk. Plot summary: Two friends, the theater actor Hamdy [Mahmoud Yassine] and the merchant Ezzat [Magdy Wahba], competed to win the heart of their neighbor Badria [Soheir Ramzy]. She married Hamdy and they worked together in political theater. The police were chasing Hamdy and he sought refuge with his friend Hussein. He came upon his wife Badria at Hussein's apartment as he was trying to rape her. Hamdy thought she was being disloyal to him. He killed Hussein and was sentenced to life in prison. He learned from fellow detainee Ahmad that Ezzat had informed on him. He broke with him and told Badria he regretted the way he had treated her. Ezzat arrived and they fought. When Ezzat got the upper hand with Hamdy Badria rushed in and killed him, and she was imprisoned. The years passed. They met and neither recognized the other. Hamdy had lost his sight.

Cast and crew: Hassan Al Imam, Ramses Marzouk, Naguib Mahfouz, Mahmoud Yassine, Soheir Ramzy, Magdy Wahba, Taheya Cariocca, Abdel Moneim Ibrahim, Mohamed Khairi, Salah Nazmi, Ahmed Diab, Essam al-Gomblati, Shahira, Aziza Rashed, Samiha Tawfiq, Mostafa Karim, Ahmed Diab, Hayam Halal, Fawzy Al Sharkawi

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